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Saint Benjamin was a deacon martyred in 424 in Persia. St. Benjamin was executed during a period of persecution of Christians that lasted forty years and through the reign of two Persian kings.

Benjamin was imprisoned a year for his Christian faith, and later released with the condition that he abandon preaching or speaking of his religion. His release was obtained by Theodosius II through an ambassador. However, St. Benjamin declared that it was his duty to preach Christ and that he could not be silent. As a consequence, St. Benjamin was tortured mercilessly until his death in the year 424.

According to his story, when the king was apprised that Benjamin refused to stop preaching, he "...caused reeds to be run in between the nails and the flesh, both of his hands and feet, and to be thrust into other most tender parts, and drawn out again, and this to be frequently repeated with violence. Lastly, a knotty stake was thrust into his bowels, to rend and tear them, in which torment he expired."

  This Icon is painted in a acrylic technique.

St. Benjamin