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St. Julian of AntiochFeastday: March 16

Died: 305

Saint Julian (Julian of Cilicia, Julian of Anazarbus, Julian of Tarsus) was born in Anazarbus, Cilicia, in modern Turkey. He was arrested as a Christian of senatorial rank. For a year Julian was put on display in cities all over Cilicia. He was then sewn into a sack filled with vipers and scorpions and hurled into the sea. The sea carried his body to Alexandria, and was buried there before being moved to Antioch.

He is venerated as a martyr praised by St. John Chrysostom when his remains were enshrined in Antioch.

His feast day is June 21 in the Eastern Orthodox Church, March 16 in the Catholic Church.


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