Book of Saints – Martyrs of Alexandria – 28 January


ALEXANDRIA (MARTYRS OF) (January 28) (4th century) An Arian officer, by name Syrianus, at the head of a troop of soldiers, entered the great church of Alexandria, insulted the Patriarch Saint Athanasius, who was offering the Holy Sacrifice, and without formalities of any kind ordered those present to be put to death. Saint Athanasius was among the few who escaped (A.D. 356).

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Martyrs of Alexandria”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 25 May 2012. Web. 18 June 2018. <>