Saint Silvanus the bishop suffered in the city of Phoenician Emesa (Homs) in 312 along with Saint Luke the deacon and Mocius the Reader. After tortures, imprisonment and exhaustion by hunger, they were thrown to the wild beasts. The holy martyrs died praying, untouched by the animals. Christians took up the bodies of the holy martyrs by night and buried them with reverence.\
Troparion — Tone 4
Your holy martyr Silvanus, O Lord, / Through his sufferings has received an incorruptible crown from You, our God. / For having Your strength, he laid low his adversaries, / And shattered the powerless boldness of demons. / Through his intercessions, save our souls!