The Virgin Nativity Cathedral
Section of Southern Lengthwise Nave. North View

Great Martyr Artemius

Dionisy's frescoes. Great Martyr Artemius

(† 362), warrior, great martyr, one of the prominent military leaders during the reign of Constantine the Great (306-337) and later of his son and successor Constantine (337-361) who received a lot of awards for his courage and service; he was the governor of Egypt where he spread Christianity. Under the rule of Julian the Apostate in Antioch he was severely tortured and finally beheaded. Afterwards his relics were transferred to Constantinople. Feast day: 20 October (2 November).