Thursday, November 14, 2019

Saint Abercius Marcellus – Saint of the Day – October 22

Saint Abercius Marcellus Biography

Saint Abercius Marcellus Profile. Born: Mid 2nd Century in Turkey, Asia. Worked in Turkey. Died: 200 AD in Turkey. Feast Day is celebrated on October 22.

The Memorial of Saint Abercius Marcellus – Saint of the Day

Saint Abercius Marcellus Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Date of Birth Mid 2nd Century
Country of Birth Turkey in Asia
Matrimony/Holy Orders Saints who were Bishops
Profession BIshop
Place of Work Turkey
Date of Death 200 AD
Place of Death Turkey
Feast Day October 22
Beatification Beatified by N/A
Canonization Canonized by Pre-Congregation
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St. Abercius Marcellus Biography

St. Abercius Marcellus was also known as Abercius of Geropoli/Hieropolis,he was a resident of Phrygia Salutaris and was an active missionary there.At the age of 72 he was summoned by a Rome Emperor(Emperor Marcus Aurelius) to exorcise a demon from his daughter(Lucilla) where he succeeded and returned to his home where he composed his own epitaph.

Later on a Greek hagiographer utilised the exorcism as a starting point to write a biography Abercius,due to lack of enough materials the writer included incidents from the lives of other saints,he also added plain fiction when he ran out of information.Some have considered Abercius to be fictional, and much grant has been required to demonstrate his reality and concentrate the couple of certainties about him that we know.

St. Abercius Marcellus
St. Abercius Marcellus