Judas attempts to return the 30 pieces - Codex Rossanensis, 13th sheet. The Codex Purpureus Rossanensis is an uncial greek manuscript of the 6th century CE, preserved in the Diocesan Museum of Rossano (Calabria Region, Italy) and containing a Gospel with texts of Matthew and Mark. It owes its name "purpureus" to the fact that its pages are reddish and contains a series of miniatures, making it one of the oldest illuminated manuscripts of the New Testament which have been preserved
15-year-old Helen of Sinope, Greece (18th cent) was kidnapped by the governor on her way to market; each time g tried to rape her, a force prevented him. Helen escaped, and g told Christians he would kill them unless they provided her. Helen was given but again force protected her. H was fiercely tortured; 2 nails were driven into her skull and she was beheaded. Her body was thrown into the Black Sea. Sailors saw heavenly light where it sank and retrieved it. Celebrated Nov 1.