Saint Benjamin was a deacon and martyr in Persia. He was imprisoned a year for his faith (because of the indiscretion of a Christian Bishop who destroyed the pagan Temple of Fire, which started a 40-year persecution of Christians). He was released on condition that he would not preach the Gospel, which he couldn’t comply with. Once again St. Benjamin was jailed and tortured horribly. He died from the use of a knotted stake.