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Feastday: July 16

Death: 305


Bishop and martyr, author of the hymn Phos Hilaron , used in Byzantine vespers liturgy. A theologian, Athenogenes died by burning with ten disciples at Sebaste. As Athenogenes entered the flames, he sang the Phos Hilaron in joy. He was martyred in the reign of Emperor Diocletian.


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