The Virgin Nativity Cathedral
Section of Central Crosswise Nave. West View

Martyrs Florus and Laurus

Dionisy's frescoes. Martyrs Florus and Laurus

Holy martyrs, stone-masons, brothers, lived in the 2nd century. Having constructed a pagan temple, they set up the cross on it and dedicated it to the true God. The governor of the region, who learnt about it, cruelly tortured them and sent them to Illyria where they were thrown into an empty well and covered over with ground. Afterwards, their relics were recovered and transferred to Constantinople. Feast day: 18(31) September.