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priest, Iraja (Herais). with brother, Abadir. We are children martyrs of St. Basilides’ sister. Basilides is called the Father of Kings. We were brought under arrest to Antinoe, Kemet. Beheaded with 3685 companions and
other martyrs with Cluthus, a physician and priest. Also martyred with us were Apa Paphnutius of Tentyra, priest; Apa Isaac of Tiphre, priest; Apa Shamul of Taraphia, priest; Apa Simeon of Tapcho, priest; Sissinius of Tantatho, priest; Theodore of Chotep, priest; Moses of Psammanius, priest; Philotheus of Pemdje, priest; Maximus of Vuchim, priest; Macroni of Thoni, priest; Senuthius, of Buasti, priest; Simeon of Thou, priest; Ptolemaeus, priest,son of the Eparch, priest; Thomas of Tanphot, priest. Coptic calendar, 25 Sept.


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