The Church commemorates Venerable Titus the Wonderworker, Martyrs Aedesius and Amphianus, Virgin-martyrs Theodora and Euthalia, Martyr Polycarp of Alexandria, New Martyr Panagiotis at Jerusalem, Venerable Gregory, ascetic of Nicomedia.
The holy brothers Aedesius and Amphianus were converted to the Christian faith by the holy martyr Pamphilius.
When Emperor Diocletian began a persecution against the Christians, the two brothers were arrested by the prefect Urbanus. Amphianus was the first to be questioned.
After resisting the provocations and refusing to sacrifice to the pagan gods, the saint openly confessed his faith and love to Jesus Christ. Because of his steadfastness, he was severely tortured and was martyred by being thrown into the sea tied up.
His brother, Aedesius, also boldly confessed his faith in God, was exiled to Egypt and was sentenced to forced labor there. He bravely endured martyrdom and humiliation because he knew that everything is done for the glory of God.
When the hard-hearted lord Hierocles tortured a Christian, Aedesius slapped him in public. As a result, he was tortured and was martyred by being thrown into the sea, just like his brother.
Source: Church of Cyprus