Nestor of Magydos

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Saint Nestor
Nestor, Bishop of Magydos in Pamphilia (Menologion of Basil II).jpg
Miniature from the Menologion of Basil II
Bishop and Martyr
Perge, Pamphylia, (modern Turkey)
Venerated inRoman Catholic Church, Orthodox Church
FeastFebruary 25 (Roman Catholic Church)
February 28 (Orthodox Churches)
AttributesVested as a bishop, holding a Gospel Book, his right hand raised in blessing

Little is known about Saint Nestor, also known as Saint Nestor of Perge or Hieromartyr Nestor of Magydos, other than that he was Bishop of Magydos in Pamphylia, in what is now modern Turkey. His courage and authority were so noteworthy that a Roman magistrate uttered these words: "Until we have got the better of the bishop, we shall be powerless against the Christians."[1] He was arrested under Emperor Decius, and sentenced to death by the local Roman governor, Pollio or Epolius of Lycia, after refusing to sacrifice to the pagan gods of the state, his feast day is February 25 in the Roman Catholic Church and February 28 in the Orthodox Church.


  1. ^ Lives of the Saints by Omer Englebert, 1951 and Barnes & Noble Books, 1994

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