Martyr Memnon and 38 Soldiers in Thrace

The Martyrs Memnon, Severus, Philip, and thirty-seven others suffered in Philippopolis, Thrace under the emperor Diocletian (284-305).

When the governor learned that the Saint Severus had converted the centurion Memnon to Christ, he ordered that Memnon be tortured. They cut three strips of skin from Saint Memnon’s back. Later, his hands and feet were cut off, and he was thrown into a fiery oven.