Saint Athenodorus of Mesopotamia

Also known as

  • Athenodoros

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Tortured and martyred in the persecutions of Eleusis and Diocletian.

Died

  • sentenced to be burned at the stake in 304 in Mesopotamia, but the fire would not light
  • sentenced to be beheaded, but the executioner dropped dead when he approached Athenodorus
  • while another solution was sought, Athenodorus began to pray, and he died quietly

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Athenodorus of Mesopotamia“. Saints.SQPN.com. 10 November 2013. Web. 23 October 2014. <>