Tortured and martyred in the persecutions of Eleusis and Diocletian.
- 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
- “Saint Athenodorus of Mesopotamia“. Saints.SQPN.com. 10 November 2013. Web. 23 October 2014. <>