+He was a priest in Magnesia, Asia Minor. His life was a continuous service in Christ loyalty and love for others. When the 198 Septimios Seviros the persecutor unleashed war against Christians, the mayor Lucian arrested Haralambos and threatened that he would torture him very hard to deny Christ. The old man priest smiled and replied: «We are Christians and we are accustomed to wars, such as brave soldiers do not want a quiet death in bed, but the glorious battle. I am old enough, but good to know that everything has to do with our soul, determination, self-sacrifice. Are you still in doubt, mayor? Try me.»
Annoyed by these words the mayor, orders to flay him alive. Many hatchet men, who saw this miracle, believed in Christ. Afraid the mayor let him free. Later Seviros himself, unable to cope with him, decapitated him at the age of 113 years.
The orthodox church celebrates his memory in 10 February.