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Florus and Laurus of Illyria

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The brothers Ss '''Florus and Laurus of Illyria''' were killed martyred for their faith in second-century Illyria. They are commemorated on [[August 18]].
The [[martyrs]] Florus and Laurus of Illyria were twin brothers and stone sculptors by profession. They learned their art from [[Proclos]] and [[Maximos]]. When their teachers suffered martyrdom, they left [[Byzantium]] and went to take up their abode in the city of Ulpiana in Dardania of [[IllycricumIllyricum]]. They were forced by a prince to build a pagan temple. During the construction a splinter of stone flew into the eye of the son of a pagan priest. Floros Florus and Lauros Laurus prayed for the boy, made the sign of the cross over his eye, and he was immediately healed. The governor had them arrested and buried alive in a dry well. The date of their repose is during the 2nd Century. A century later horses were noted to be drinking from the spot of the well and their incorrupt relics were discovered. They were then translated to Constantinople.
==External links==
*[ Martyr Florus of Illyria] - [[OCA]] website.
*[ Floros & Lauros the Monk-martyrs of Illyria] [[GOARCH]] website 
[[Category: Martyrs]]
[[Category: Saints]]
[[Category:Ante-Nicene Saints]]
[[Category:2nd-century saints]]
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