Book of Saints – Mucius

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(Saint) Martyr (May 13) (4th century) A Martyr at Constantinople, where the Emperor Constantine built a church over his tomb. He was a native of that city, born of Christian parents who had come thither to settle from Rome. He became a priest, and in his zeal is said to have overturned a Pagan altar, scattering the offerings on the ground. This, it appears, whether the accusation was true or false, occurred at Heraclea, and entailed the death penalty. He was put to the torture and beheaded in Constantinople itself (A.D. 311). Several Odes and Canticles in honour of Saint Mucius were composed by the Greeks, and some of them are still sung in their churches.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Mucius”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 27 February 2016. Web. 20 January 2019. <>