Book of Saints – Cassian – 3 December


CASSIAN (Saint) Martyr (December 3) (3rd century) A celebrated African Martyr of Tangiers who suffered in the great persecution under Diocletian, or rather in the years immediately preceding (A.D. 298). His Acts, edited by Ruinart, have escaped interpolation and he is mentioned in one of the Hymns of the Christian poet Prudentius. He was the “exceptor” (clerk or recorder) of the court of the Praetorian Prefect, and during the trial of Saint Marcellus the Martyr threw down his pen and declared himself a Christian, with the result that he was privileged to share the glorious fate of that Saint.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Cassian”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 30 September 2012. Web. 19 January 2019. <>