Holy Martyrs Acindynus, Pegasius, Aphthonius, Elpidephorus, and Anempodistus: Contested in Persia about the year 330, in the reign of Sapor (Shapur) II. Persian Christians, confessed Christ before the King, and were put to many torments. Aphthonius and Elpidephorus, drawn to the Faith of Christ through the Martyrs, were beheaded with another 7,000. Saints Acindynus, Pegasius, and Anempodistus were at last burned to death. Two churches were dedicated in their honour in Constantinople.