Anthony of Alexandria

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The Holy Glorious Martyr Anthony of Alexandria was martyred for his faith in Jesus Christ. His memory is commemorated August 9.

Anthony, a native of the city of Alexandria, was a Christian who publicly declared the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He was arrested because of his confession of faith and tortured severely. At first he was tied to a tree and his body was torn with iron hooks. He was then sentenced to be burnt in a furnace. Standing in the furnace, he calmly exhorted those standing about that in aspiring towards God they must toil not for the body which is temporal but for the eternal soul. After this, he gave up his soul to the Lord.

When the furnace was opened, his holy relic was found untouched by the flames.