Saint Julian Sabas the Elder

Also known as

  • Julian the Ascetic

Memorial

Profile

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.

Born

  • Mesopotamian

Died

  • 377 of natural causes

Canonized

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Julian Sabas the Elder“. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 January 2017. Web. 22 February 2017. <>