Firmilian (Roman governor)


Firmilian (Roman governor)

Firmilian was the Roman governor of the Iudaea Province, during the third Late Roman Period of the roman rule over the region. He was the third of a succession of governors (Flavian, Urban, and Firmilian) who enforced the Diocletian Persecution at Caesarea, the province's capital, which lasted for twelve years.Alban Butler (1894). [http://www.sacred-texts.com/chr/lots/lots080.htm Lives of the Saints: March 5] . Benziger Bros.] He is commonly referred as cruel and sadistic [ [http://www.jesus-passion.com/Saint_Pamphilus.htm St. Pamphilus, martyr., June 1] ] [http://traditionalcatholic.net/Tradition/Calendar/02-17.html Saints Theodulus and Julian, Martyrs] ] for torturing and killing many christians and being heartless even to his close allies. He was beheaded for his crimes, by the emperor Maximinus’s order, as his predecessor Urban had been two years before. [http://www.magnificat.ca/cal/engl/03-05.htm#adrien Saints Adrian and Eubulus] - Lives of the Saints: March 5]

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