In 326 or 327, in Persia, the martyrdom of Sts. Jonas and Barachisius, monks and martyrs. When they encouraged imprisoned Christians, they were themselves arrested. Jonas was flogged, kept out all night in the cold, thrown into a tub of burning pitch, and finally crushed. Barachisius was tortured with hot pitch, suspended during the night from one foot, impaled, crushed and then had burning pitch poured down his throat.
Around 1195, St. Berthold, founder of the Carmelite Order.
Our daily martyrology was written by Fr. Hugh Feiss, OSB. Copyright © 2008 by the Monastery of the Ascension, Jerome, ID 83338.