SERGIUS, ST. The Eastern and West3rn Churches celebrate the marty-rs Sergius and Bacchus, Roman officers who suffered under Maximian, on 7th October. Both were martyred in Syria, Sergius at RoOla, (Ra$.;ffta, RoFyi,fat Hishturi) near Sergius was a very famous saint in Syria and Christian Arabia (comp. what is related of Chosroes II. in vol. xviii. p. 614); and llozi.fa, which became a bishop's see (Le Quien, Or. Urn, ii. 951), took the name of Sergiopolis, and preserved his relics in a fortified basilica,. The church was adorned and the place further strengthened by Justinian (Procepins, ii. 9).