St. Eugene of the Five Martyrs at Sebaste (+4th c)
Commemorated December 13
Saint Eugene was one of the Five Companions who suffered for Christ under the emperor Diocletian (284-305) at Sebaste, in Armenia. Saints Eustratius, Auxentius, Mardarius, and Orestes were the other four.
St Eugene’s tongue was ripped out, his hands and feet were cut off, and then he was beheaded with a sword.
More information about St. Eugene and those martyred with him can be found here.
Beautiful icon produced by Uncut Mountain at our request. The cracks in the plaster make it look gently aged, but the colors are bright -- the saint's blue eyes, especially, show up better in print than on the screen.