Saint Alexander of Drizipara

Also known as

  • Alessandro



Third-century imperial Roman soldier and Christian. Military tribune under the command of Tiberius. In Rome, Italy he was ordered to make a sacrifice to the pagan god Jupiter; he refused. Being of high rank, he was taken before Emperor Maximian Herculeus; there he proclaimed his faith. Tortured and sentenced to hard labour at a series of prisons before being executed. Martyr.


  • beheaded in Drizipara, Thrace (modern Büyük Karistiran, Turkey)
  • body thrown into the nearby river, but was pulled out by four dogs, and local gave Alexander a Christian burial


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Alexander of Drizipara“. CatholicSaints.Info. 24 May 2012. Web. 10 October 2015. <>