- 1 January (Orthodox calendar)
Layman in Ancyra, Galatia (modern Ankara, Turkey). During the persecutions of Julian the Apostate, Basilius publicly announced his Christianity in front of governor Saturninus; he was arrested, tortured, sent to Constantinople, tortured further, sent to Caesarea, and finally executed. Martyr.
- “Saint Basilius of Ancyra“. CatholicSaints.Info. 31 December 2016. Web. 25 March 2017. <>