Book of Saints – Marcian – 10 January


(Saint) (January 10) (5th century) Although born in Constantinople, he belonged to a Roman family connected with the Imperial House of Theodosius. From his youth he devoted himself to prayer, fasting and almsdeeds, and in his charity went so far as to sell a considerable patrimony and distribute the proceeds among the poor. He also founded many churches and transformed the chapel called Anastasia into a vast Basilica. The Patriarch Anatolius persuaded him to receive Sacred Orders; and the Patriarch Gennadius entrusted him with the high office of Treasurer of the Church of Saint Sophia. He died in the odour of sanctity about A.D. 489.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Marcian”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 20 November 2014. Web. 19 January 2019. <>