Sunday, August 18, 2019

Saint Lucian of Antioch – Saint of the Day – January 7

St. Lucian of Antioch Biography

St. Lucian of Antioch Profile. Born: mid-3rd century in Syria, Asia. Worked in Nicomedia. Died: 312 AD in Nicomedia, Bithynia(modern Turkey). Feast Day is celebrated on January 7.


The Memorial of St. Lucian of Antioch – Saint of the Day

St. Lucian of Antioch 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-3rd century
Country of Birth Syria of Asia
Matrimony/Holy Orders Saints who were Priest
Profession Spiritual director, Scripture scholar, Priest
Place of Work Nicomedia,
Date of Death 312 AD
Place of Death Nicomedia, Bithynia (modern Turkey)
Feast Day January 7
Canonization Canonized by Pre congregation
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Saint’s Biography

Saint Lucian of Antioch was born in Samosata in Syria. He became a priest in Antioch. Lucian founded a theological school, and one of its members was Arius. Lucian was involved in the schism in Antioch and made peace with the Church in 285. He was arrested in Nicomedia in the persecutions of Diocletian and imprisoned there for nine years. Twice Lucian was questioned, defending himself adequately and refusing to deny Christ.


He was starved to death and killed by a sword in 312. His body was transported to Drepanum (later renamed Helenopolis) by Emperor Constantine.
His memorial is January 7 (Western Church) and October 15 (Eastern Church).

Saint Lucian of Antioch
St. Lucian of Antioch