Imperial Roman soldier during a period of persecution. Suddenly moved to proclaim his faith, he threw off his military belt and announced himself a Christian. He was promptly executed. Martyr.
- drowned c.303 in the River Orontes near Antioch (modern Antakya, Turkey)
- “Saint Hesychius of Antioch“. CatholicSaints.Info. 28 August 2013. Web. 28 March 2015. <>