Roman Rite Calendar - 03/16
Prominent citizen of senatorial rank. Arrested for his faith during the persecutions of Diocletian, he was tortured then put on display for abuse for a year in cities all over Cilicia, being led around behind a camel. Martyr. Praised by Saint John Chrysostom in a homily during the enshrinement of his relics.
Anazarbus, Cilicia (modern Turkey)
sewn into a sack full of vipers and scorpions, and thrown into the sea to drown c.302; relics enshrined in Antioch
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