St Martyrs of Amorium Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date
Martyrs of Amorium, Monks was born on the 9th Century in Turkey, Asia. Worked in Amorium, Phrygia. Died: 6 March 845 in Samarra (in modern Iraq). Feast Day is celebrated on March 6.
St Martyrs of Amorium, Monks Profile
|Date of Birth||9th Century|
|Country of Birth||Turkey of Asia|
|Matrimony/Holy Orders||Monks who became Saints|
|Place of Work||Amorium, Phrygia|
|Date of Death||6 March 845|
|Place of Death||Samarra (in modern Iraq)|
|Feast Day||March 6|
|Beatification||Beatified by N/A|
|Canonization||Canonized by Pre-Congregation|
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St Martyrs of Amorium Biography
The group of 42 Christian senior officials in the Byzantine empire that was captured by forces of the Abbasid Caliphate when the Muslim forces overran the city of Amorium, Phyrgia in 838 and massacred its population. The men were then imprisoned in Samarra, the seat of the Caliphate for seven years. It was originally thought to be held for ransom because of their high position in the empire, all the attempts to buy their freedom were denied. The Caliph repeatedly ordered them to convert to Islam while sending Islamic scholars to the prison to convince them. Their refusal finally made the Islams give up hence killing them.
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