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06/02 Marcellinus & Peter

origen exhortation to martyrdom June 2 feast of Martyrs Marcellinus & Peter
Exhortation to Martyrdom – Origen

The selection from Origen’s Exhortation to Martyrdom is read on the feast of martyrs Saints Marcellinus and Peter on June 2.  Marcellinus, a Roman priest, and Peter, an exorcist, were martyred together in Rome during the persecution of Diocletian around 303 AD. They evidently faced...