Monday, April 5, 2010

Martyrs of Lesbos

Most people are familiar with the Greek island of Lesbos because the word "lesbian" derives from the works of poetess Sappho who was born there c.630 to 612 BC.
So, it may come as a surprise that Lesbos was the home of five Christian virgins who were martyred. The Roman Catholic Church celebrates the feast day of these saints, the Martyrs of Lesbos, on April 5.

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