[St. Pachomius Library]

Sts. Sergius and Bacchus

IV Century
Famous military martyrs. Enormously popular in the mediæval and Byzantine eras, they are now known for a reason which would have astonished earlier generations: the two close friends are frequently cited by gay writers as an example of a same-sex romantic couple. Their vita, however, contains little to suggest this.

Norman Hugh Redington

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