Martyr Mamas, of Caesarea in Cappadocia and his parents, Martyrs Theodotus and Rufina (September 2)

Holy Martyr Mamas, son of the eminent Christians Martyrs Theodotus and Rufina, was born in Paphlagonia. Because they openly confessed their Faith, Theodotus and Rufina were arrested and cast into prison in Caesarea of Cappodocia. Cognizant of his physical weakness, Theodotus prayed that the Lord might take him before he was tortured. The Lord heard Theodotus’ prayer, and Theodotus died in prison. Thereafter, St. Rufina also died. Untimely separated from her son, she prayerfully entrusted him to God, asking Him to be Protector and Intercessor for the orphaned youth. God heeded St.Rufina’s deathbed prayer. A wealthy Christian widow named Ammia interred the bodies of Saints Theodotus and Rufina with honor, and took the child to her home, where she lavished motherly care upon him. Διαβάστε τη συνέχεια του άρθρου »