|Pentacost! Peace through glossolalia.|
Bishop Theodore and his deacons -- Ammonius, Irenaeus, and Serapion -- were not blessed with the gift of glossolalia, or if they were, it was not recorded. They were however gaffled up in the persecution under Galerius and tortured. At some point their denials of the Roman gods and insistence on Christian dogma must have spooked someone because the tongues of the four men were ripped out and they were left for dead. They lived long, holy lives and died of natural causes. Yet for their resistance under duress, they are considered martyrs.
|Beware the Undertoad|