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Eleutherius and Anthia

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Saints Eleutherius and Anthia
Bishop of Illyria and Martyrs
Died 138
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church
Canonized Pre-congregation
Feast 18 April

Saints Eleutherius and Anthia (died 138 A.D.) are second century Christian martyrs. Anthia was the mother of Eleutherius, who was a Roman and was taught by Bishop Dynamius. He became a bishop himself at age twenty in Illyria, Dalmatia. He was arrested for converting a Roman official to Christianity and was clubbed to death, while his mother, Anthia, was beheaded.[1]


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