- Julian the Ascetic
Hermit in a cave in Mesopotamia on the banks of the Euphrates near Edessa, and then on Mount Sinai. Legend says he ate only once a week. Ministered to and encourged Christians persecuted by Julian the Apostate. Enemies proclaimed that Julian was a follower of Arianism. He travelled to Antioch in 372, made several public speeches against the heresy – then returned to his cave where he lived the rest of his life. A brief biography of Julian was written by Saint John Chrystostom.
- 377 of natural causes
- “Saint Julian Sabas the Elder“. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 January 2017. Web. 19 January 2017. <>