A witness to the torture of Zosimus of Cilicia in the persecution of Diocletian. The courage and faith of Zosimus caused Athanasius to convert. He was then tortured along with Zosimus. He survived the persecutions to become a hermit for the remainder of his life. Because of his suffering and willingness to die for the faith, he is often listed as a martyr.
- Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
- Catholic Online
- Den katolske kirke
- Our Sunday Visitor’s Encyclopedia of Saints
- “Saint Athanasius of Cilicia“. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 January 2010. Web. 23 October 2016. <>