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Second Century (101-200) the sub-Apostolic Age
*107 [[Eudokia of Heliopolis]], beheaded [[March 1]]; ''c,'' [[Apostle Symeon|Symeon the Zealot]] (Luke 6:15 and Acts 1:13), 2nd Bp. of Jerusalem, at the age of 120 is crucified <ref>The crucifixion of Symeon possibly includes Jewish involvement: From Eusebius' '''Church History 3.32.4''': ''"And the same writer says that his accusers also, when search was made for the descendants of David, were arrested as belonging to that family." Sidenote 879: "This is a peculiar statement. Members of the house of David would hardly have ventured to accuse Symeon on the ground that he belonged to that house. The statement is, however, quite indefinite. We are not told what happened to these accusers, nor indeed that they really were of David’s line, although the ὡσ€ν with which Eusebius introduces the charge does not imply any doubt in his own mind, as Lightfoot quite rightly remarks. It is possible that some who were of the line of David may have accused Symeon, not of being a member of that family, but only of being a Christian, and that the report of the occurrence may have become afterward confused."''</ref>, location disputed [[April 27]]; ''c,'' [[Ignatius of Antioch|Ignatius]], 3rd Bp. of Antioch, martyred in Rome (or ''c,'' 115) [[december 20]].
;====108-124 (3rd) Persection of Christians under Emperor Trajan and continuing under Emperor Hadrian.====
*112 ''c.-116'' [[Zacchaeus of Jerusalem|Zacchaeus]], fourth Bp. of Jerusalem [[August 23]].
*120 ''c.''Martyrdom of [[Eleutherios of Illyria|Eleutherios]], Bp. of Illyria, and his mother Anthia, [[December 15]].
*165 ''Valentium, Gnostic heretic, dies''; [[Justin Martyr]] and disciples denounced as Christian, scourged and beheaded for refusing to sacrifice; ''Peregrinus Proteus becomes Christian and leader of a synagogue, then takes up the life of a Cynic. He ends his life by burning himself on a pyre at the Olympiad of 165 in Athens.''
*167 [[Abercius of Hieropolis]], wonderworker and Equal to the Apostles [[November 4]]
;====177-180 (4th) Persecutions of Christians under Emperor Marcus Aurelius (161-180).====
*177 Pothinus, Bp. of Lyons, Blandina, Ponticus at others martyr in Lyons dying in the "odor of sanctity".
*180 '''[[Paraskevi|Paraskevi the Parthenomartyr]]''', [[July 26]]; Protomartyr [[Dyfan of Merthyr]] of the British Isles, [[May 14]]; The twelve [[Scillitan Martyrs]] <ref>The account of Scillitan Martyrs is based on trial records, though it has been embellished with miraculous and apocryphal material.</ref> executed in Scillium of North Africa the earliest documented martyrdom of the [[Church of Africa]], [[July 17]]; ''Marcus Aurelius dies of plague''.
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