Charalampes (or Charilampes), Saint

Charalampes (Or Charilampes), Saint, is the name of two early Christian martyrs:

1. Bishop of Magnesia, who was stripped of his priestly attire and flayed alive. The prefect Lucian tried to tear him to pieces himself, but his own hands were by some accident cut off on the spot, and we are told that the saint prayed and made his persecutor whole. The lictor Porphyrius, and Adametus, and three women who saw it, thereupon believed, but the ungrateful prefect had them all. beheaded. Charalampes is commemorated Feb. 10, according to Basil's Menology.

2. Martyr at Nicomedia, with Eusebius, Romanus, Melitius, Christilia, and many others, probably in the persecution of Diocletian. May 30 is the day assigned for his commemoration in Basil's' Menology,

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