He was a soldier and enrolled in a pagan Roman army stationed in Alexandria. He witnessed the martyrdom era during the reign of Decius (Dekius249-251 AD). He watched the suffering of the martyrs are facing the violent torturing with smiling faces and real joy that expresses their stability in the faith and their courage, regardless of the sex of the martyrs, men and women, age, profession or social status.
Attracted by the Grace of God he loved the LORD Jesus Christ and all the Christians. So when he was assigned to maintain order during the trial of the martyrs Yulyanos and Oonos, he was interested in the conservation of the martyrs from the oppression of the Gentiles. He was also interested in keeping the bodies of the deceased martyrs and handed them over to the Christians. He was accused of complicity with the enemies of the idol gods. When he appeared before the judge, the judge named him to be a Christian as a sort of contempt, but in his conversation with him he said that was a glory and honor that he was not entitled to get. The judge advised him to sober and correct this error. He however declared his Christian faith and presented himself to be beheaded in the hope to receive the crown martyrdom.
Cheneau: Les Saints D `Egypt, t 2, p 527 (Dec 7)
May the Blessings of his prayers be with all of us Amen.
|Arabic biography source of: Martyr Agathon|
|Translated by: Maged (servant of the LORD)||
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