St Alexander of Edessa – Feast Day – May 20

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St Alexander of Edessa was a Christian born in the 3rd century AD in Edessa, Syria and died as a martyr in Edessa, Syria during Christian persecutions in the reign of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius Numerius Numerianus. We celebrate his feast day on May 20 every year in the Catholic Church.

The Memorial of St. Alexander of Edessa – Feast Day

St Alexander of Edessa Biography

Date of Birth 3rd century AD
Country of Birth Syria in Asia
Profession Missionary
Place of Work Syria
Date of Death 3rd century AD
Place of Death Edessa, Syria
Feast Day May 20
Canonization Pre-Congregation
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Saint’s Biography

Saint Alexander of Edessa was an old man tortured and killed during Christian persecutions in the reign of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius Numerius Numerianus because he had repeatedly publicly proclaimed his Christianity.

He died as a martyr in Edessa, Syria.

Saint Alexander of Edessa
St. Alexander of Edessa

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