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Tuesday, 22 September 2015

22nd September - Maurice



Maurice, an officer in a legion of Christian soldiers from Upper Egypt. His legion of 6600 men was massacred by their own side when they refused to participate in pagan sacrifices prior to battle. The army offered public sacrifices to the Roman gods; Maurice, and the Theban Legion, refused to participate. For refusing orders, the Legion was decimated, one tenth were executed. When the remainder refused to sacrifice to the gods, they were decimated again. When the survivors still refused to sacrifice, the remaining soldiers were killed.

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