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Subject Religion » Christianity

DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631232032.2001.x


(d. 343) Persian great martyr . According to tradition Pherbutha and her widowed sister were Christians accused of poisoning the queen of Persia. With a faithful servant they were sawn asunder, the sick Persian queen passing between their limbs seeking healing in the manner specified by her soothsayers. Simeon Barsabba'e, bishop of Ctesiphon, martyred in 341 with a multitude of Christians, was Pherbutha's brother. His successors Shahdost and Barba'shmin were also martyred in 342 and 346 respectively. Pherbutha is commemorated on 4 April. Nicolas Velimirovic ( 1986 ), The Prologue from Ochrid . Birmingham : Lazarica . ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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