Saint Artemius the Great Martyr of Antioch, was a distinguished military leader during the reigns of Constantine the Great and his successor and son, Constantius, who sent Artemius to bring the relics of the Apostles St. Andrew and St. Luke to Constantinople. Constantius then rewarded him by making him the ruler of Egypt. Artemius zealously fought against pagans, destroying temples and idol images. When Julian the Apostate became emperor, Julian wanted to restore paganism. St. Artemius publicly denounced Julian, refusing to honor the pagan gods, which enraged Julian, who then took all his property and beheaded St. Artemius.