Saint Basilius of Ancyra – Feast Day – January 1

Today is Thursday, February 2, 2023

Saint Basilius of Ancyra was born in Afghanistan, Asia. He worked in Ancyra, Galatia and died in 362 in torn to pieces by lions in the arena in Caesarea. His feast Day is celebrated on January 1 every year.

Saint Basilius of Ancyra Biography
Date of Birth N/A
Country of Birth Afghanistan of Asia
Profession Layman
Place of Work Ancyra, Galatia
Date of Death 362
Place of Death torn to pieces by lions in the arena in Caesarea
Feast Day January 1
Beatification Beatified by Pre congregation
Canonization Canonized by Pre congregation
Patron Saint of N/A

Saint Basilius of Ancyralso Life History

St Basilius of Ancyralso knwown as Basil was a layman in Ancyra, Galatia (today Ankara, the capital of Turkey). He lived under Emperor Julian Den Frafalne (Apostate) (361-63) and boldly confessed his faith in Christ.

He was tortured in Ancyr and sent to Constantinople where he was hung from a tree, stretched on the bench, whipped, spit with red-hot needles, was also thrown into a glowing furnace, but was not damaged.

Finally, he was sent to Caesarea, where he was torn by lions in the arena. This happened once in 362. St Basilius is depicted with a lioness by his side, sometimes he is torn to pieces by the lioness.

Saint Basilius of Ancyralso Date of birth

He was born in Afghanistan, Asia though his exact date of birth is not known but we are keeping tabs and we will update this information soon.

Place of Birth

He was born in Afghanistan, Asia.

Family Background

He was born and raised by his parents in Asia though there are no data based widely on his family. We will update this information soon.

Profession

Layman in Ancyra, Galatia (modern Ankara, Turkey). During the persecutions of Julian the Apostate, Basilius publicly announced his Christianity in front of governor Saturninus; he was arrested, tortured, sent to Constantinople, tortured further, sent to Caesarea, and finally executed. Martyr.

He was tortured in Ancyr and sent to Constantinople where he was hung from a tree, stretched on the bench, whipped, spit with red-hot needles, was also thrown into a glowing furnace, but was not damaged.

Finally, he was sent to Caesarea, where he was torn by lions in the arena. This happened once in 362. St Basilius is depicted with a lioness by his side, sometimes he is torn to pieces by the lioness.

Saint Basilius of Ancyralso Date of Death

He was torn to pieces by lions in the arena in Caesarea in 362.

Saint Basilius of Ancyralso Place of Death

He was torn to pieces by lions in the arena in Caesarea in 362.

Saint Basilius of Ancyralso Feast Day

He is among those saints who feast day is celebrated on January 1 every year.

Beatification

He was beatified by Pre congregation.

Canonization

He was canonized by Pre congregation.

Patron Saint of

His Patron Saints are not known but we are keeping tabs and we will update this information soon.


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