Text from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
unless otherwise stated.
The Holy Machabees.
Feast Day 1 August.
English: The Martyrdom of The Seven Machabees.
Deutsch: Das Martyrium der sieben Makkabäer.
Artist: Antonio Ciseri (1821–1891).
Current location: Church of Santa Felicita,
This File: 3 September 2009.
The Seven Machabees, who were brothers, were Martyred, with their mother, under Antiochus Epiphanes. Their Relics are kept at Rome in the Basilica of Saint Peter's Chains.
English: The Courage of a Mother.
An illustration of this story by Gustave Doré (2 Macc. 7:20-42).
Русский: Мать Маккавеев (2 Макк. 7:20-42).
Source: Doré's English Bible.
Author: Gustave Doré (1832–1883).