Book of Saints – Thalaueus, Asterius, Alexander and Others


(Saints) Martyrs (May 20) (3rd century) Asterius and Alexander were the executioners sent to inflict capital punishment on Saint Thalalseus, condemned to death as a Christian. At sight of the constancy of the holy Martyr, they, with others of the bystanders, declared themselves Christians, and all shared his fate (A.D. 272) in the reign of the Emperor Numerian. The Roman Martyrology marks their martyrdom as having taken place at Edessa in Syria; but it now appears that this is a mistake for a less known city of the same name in Cilicia (Asia Minor).

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Thalaueus, Asterius, Alexander and Others”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 24 June 2017. Web. 22 January 2019. <>