Icon of Hieromartyr Clement, Bishop of Ancyra

Icon of Hieromartyr Clement, Bishop of Ancyra. Saint Clement of Ancyra lived during the rule of Roman emperor Diocletian who attempted to convert the bishop to Paganism. After the refusal, Saint Clement was imprisoned and tortured. He was later freed by the Ankyrian Christians but eventually was beheaded by a Roman soldier right during the celebration of the Divine Liturgy. The relics of the Saint are now preserved in the basilica of Our Lady of Trapani in Trapani, Italy.


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