ST. NESTOR, B. M.
EPOLIUS, whom the emperor Decius had appointed
governor of Lycia. Pamphylia, and Phrygia, sought to make his court
to that prince by surpassing his colleagues in the rage and cruelty
with which he persecuted the meek disciples of Christ. At that time
Nestor, bishop of Sida in Pamphylia, (as Le Quien demonstrates, not
of Perge, or of Mandis, or Madigis, as some by mistake affirm,) was
distinguished in those parts for his zeal in propagating the faith,
and for the sanctity of his life. His reputation reached the
governor, who sent an Irenarch to apprehend him. The martyr was
conducted to Perge, and there crucified, in imitation of the Redeemer
of the world, whom he preached. His triumph happened in 250. His
Latin Acts, given by the Bollandists, are to be corrected by those in
Greek, found among the manuscript acts of Saints, honored by the
Greeks in the month of February in the king’s library at Paris,
Cod. 2010, written in the tenth century.