Book of Saints – Alexander, Heraclius and Others

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ALEXANDER, HERACLIUS and OTHERS (Saints) Martyrs (October 22) (Date unknown) Saint Alexander, a Bishop, but whose See is not mentioned, is described in the Menology of Basil as having preached the Gospel with such success as to have converted to the Faith of Christ a multitude of both Jews and Pagans. Arrested and brought before the Imperial authorities, no torture could induce him to consent to take part in heathen rites. One of his guards was so moved by the sight of the constancy of the Martyr that he too proclaimed himself a Christian, and was in consequence beheaded. This is the Saint Heraclius honoured with Saint Alexander. Other converts followed. Saint Alexander and his disciples were in the end all put to death. Unfortunately, neither the date nor the place of their martyrdom have come down to us.

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  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Alexander, Heraclius and Others”. Book of Saints, 1921. Saints.SQPN.com. 25 May 2012. Web. 30 October 2014. <http://saints.sqpn.com/book-of-saints-alexander-heraclius-and-others/>