St. Sarbelus of Edessa


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Commemorated on October 15 (also January 29)

The Holy Martyr Bebaia of Edessa was the sister of St. Sarbelus, and suffered in the second century under Emperor Trajan for confessing Christianity. St. Sarbelus was a priest of the idols at Edessa, but was converted to Christ by a certain bishop, and he and his sister were baptized. Pagans tortured the saints and then beheaded them.

They are also commemorated on January 29.

By permission of the Orthodox Church in America (www.oca.org)