08 June 2010

The Holy Martyr Paul of Kaium

The Holy Martyr Paul of Kaium was born and raised at Constantinople. For denouncing the emperor Constantine Kopronymos (740-775) in the Iconoclast controversy, the saint was sent to prison. Under interrogation the martyr remained unyielding. They cut off his nose, poured on his head boiling brimstone with pitch, blinded his eyes and with bound legs they dragged him along the street. The saint died from his torments on 8 June 766. 122 years later his incorrupt relics were discovered at the Kaium monastery and put in a church of the Most Holy Mother of God. in the year 1222 the holy relics were transferred from Constantinople to Venice by the Latin crusaders.

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