Saint Basil of Ancyra

Saint Basil of AncyraMemorial

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Priest in Ancyra, Galatia (in Asia Minor). Fought against the Arian heretics in the reign of emperor Constantius, and against the iconoclast heretics in the persecutions of Julian the Apostate. His defense of orthodox Christianity led to his imprisonment, torture and execution. Martyr.

Died

  • mauled by wild beasts in 364 in the area at Caesarea, Palestine

Canonized

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Basil of Ancyra“. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 March 2017. Web. 28 May 2017. <>