Book of Saints – Joseph of Palestine


(Saint) (July 22) (4th century) As we learn from his Life, written by Saint Epiphanius, he was by birth a Jew; but after prolonged resistance to the call of Almighty God was converted to Christianity, and on that account afterwards cruelly persecuted by his former co-religionists. Favoured by the Emperor Constantine, he received from him the title and authority of a Count (Comes), and set upon building churches in the Holy Land and otherwise spreading the knowledge of the Christian Faith. He was the host in Palestine of Saint Eusebius of Vercelli, driven into exile by the Arians. He is said to have survived till A.D. 356, when he passed away at Scythopolis (Galilee).

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Joseph of Palestine”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 November 2013. Web. 21 February 2019. <>