Book of Saints – Calocerus and Parthenius


CALOCERUS and PARTHENIUS (May 19) (Saints) Martyrs (3rd century) Two Christians in the service of AEmilianus, a man of Consular rank, and charged by him with the duty of distributing after his death his superfluous wealth among the poor. They appear to have passed into the service of the Emperor Decius, who under pretext of safeguarding the interests of Anatolia, daughter of AEmilian, imprisoned them and put them to the torture. In the end they were beheaded as Christians in the persecution of A.D. 250. Their remains were reverently interred by Anatolia in the Roman Catacombs.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Calocerus and Parthenius”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 25 September 2012. Web. 23 January 2019. <>