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Feastday: April 22

Death: 376


Bishop and martyr, a victim of the Persian persecutions in Hnaita, Persia. He was arrested during the anti-Christian campaigns of King Shapur II and was taken before a court where he publicly announced his faith. Records indicate that Acepsimas, the local bishop, was more than eighty when he was arrested. As a result of his steadfastness, he was tortured to death.


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