Singidunum, Martyrs of

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SS. Hermylus and Stratonicus are connected with the ancient city of Singidunum near Belgrade and were martyred during the persecution of Licinius (308323). The passio narrating their ordeal is untrustworthy except as a source for their names and as witness to their early cult. Two further martyrs, Montanus and Maxima, are associated with Singidunum, but they were decapitated in sir mium. A church in Constantinople was erected in honor of St. Stratonicus. Among the Greeks, Hermylus and Stratonicus are commemorated on January 13; but the Martyrology of St. Jerome mentions St. Hermylus on August 2.

Bibliography: Analecta Bollandiana 31 (1912) 254257. h. delehaye, Les Origines du culte des martyrs (2d ed. Brussels 1933).

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