Article in the Catholic Encyclopedia about this group of soldiers who, for professing Christianity, were ordered by the prefect to lie naked on a frozen lake. One of these threw himself into a warm bath which had been set up for defectors, but one of the guards was so impressed with the others that he declared himself a Christian and died with them. Early fourth century.
The Forty Martyrs of Sebaste
From Fr. Alban Butler's Lives of the Saints.
Two Homilies Concerning the Forty Martyrs
A two-part homily delivered on successive days by St. Gregory of Nyssa, in praise of the Forty Martyrs of Sebaste.
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