November 12: St Mennas, Memorial

St Mennas, c285 – 309, was an Egyptian Christian who joined the army, but left after three years to become a hermit in response to Diocletian's decrees.  During the celebration of a great festival Mennas appeared fearlessly professed his faith. He was led before the prefect Pyrrhus, scourged, put to torture and finally beheaded.  His cult quickly became popular and spread widely.

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