I was bishop of Heraclea in Upper Kemet. Martyred under Maximinus Daza, whose authority they gouged me of one eye, lamed me, and banished me to the mines.
Constantine freed me. I attended the Council of Nice, 325 A.D.. I defended Athanasius at Tyre in 33 A.D. banished with him. I was martyred by Arians, 340 A.D. 18 May.
(Probably the same as Potamon, Hortasius, and Serapion priests; Pantherus, Dioscorus, Palmus, and Petecundus, deacons; Censonus, Dativus, Lucius, Maxima, Hermon (lector), and four companions, martyred in Alexandria, 18 May. and Potammon, Papias, Dioscurus, Heron, Pethacus, Oeconomus, Zoticus, Cyriacus, and Ammonius . Crucified martyrs with Paul preaching Jesus in Western Kemet.18 May).
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By Justin Soutar
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