St. Julian of Anazarbus

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 03/16


Memorial
    16 March

Profile
    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.

Born
    Anazarbus, Cilicia (modern Turkey)

Died
    sewn into a sack full of vipers and scorpions, and thrown into the sea to drown c.302; relics enshrined in Antioch

Canonized
    Pre-Congregation



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