Today si also the feast of Saints Sergius and Bacchus. They were martyrs under the Diocletian persecution around the year 303. Sergius was an officer in the Roman army and Bacchus served under him. They were both friends of Emperor Maximian. When they did not enter a temple of Jupiter with the emperor, he ordered them to do so. When they further refused his order that they sacrifice to pagan gods, they refused. They were humiliated by being led through the streets of Arabissus in women's garb. Maximian then led them to Rosafa, in Mesopotamia, where they were scourged so badly that Bacchus died of scourging. Sergius was beheaded. These two soldiers went from being the soldiers in the Roman army to being soldiers for Christ. They gave their lives for Christ. What will you do for Christ today?