Saint SergiusSaint Sergius
. The Catholic
and Eastern Orthodox
churches celebrate the martyrs Sergius and Bacchus, Roman
officers who suffered under Maximian
, on October 7
. Both were martyred in Syria
, Sergius at Rosafa (Rasifta, Rosafat Hisham) near Rakka.
Sergius was a very famous saint in Syria and Christan Arabia
; and Rosafa, which became a bishop's see took the name of Sergiopolis, and preserved his relics in a fortified basilica. The church was adorned and the place further strengthened by Justinian
From the 9th edition (1886) of an unnamed encyclopedia.