Saint Victor Son Of Romanus
St. Victor often admonished his father for worshipping the idols, so his father
accused him before the Emperor. The Emperor had him brought and asked him to
worship the idols to obey the imperial order. The saint toolc off his soldier girdle
and threw it in his face saying; "Take your gift that you gave me." His father
suggested to the Emperor to send him to Alexandria to be tortured there. On their
way, his mother bid him farewell, crying, and he asked her to care for the poor, the
widows, and the lonely. When he arrived to Alexandria, the governor Armanius
tortured him with many tortures, and then he sent him to the governor of Ansena
(Antinoe), who tortured him also, then cut off his tongue and plucked out his eyes.
The Lord strengthened and comforted him every time.
There was a fifteen year old girl who was watching his torture from the window of
her house. She saw a crown coming down over his head. She confessed that before
the governor and all those who were present. The Governor ordered her head to be
cut off and also that of St. Victor and so they received the crown of life in the
Kingdom of Heaven. There is a district in Alexandria until now known as El
Boctoriah (Victoria), named after this Saint, probably because there was a church
on his name in this district. His prayers be with us and Glory be to our God forever.
The martyrdom of Samt Victor was on the 27th day of Baramoudah (May 5)