Saint Macarius of Jerusalem

Saint Macarius of JerusalemAlso known as

  • Macario



Bishop of Jerusalem in 314. Fought Arianism. Participated in and signed the documents of the Council of Nicaea, and helped formulate the Nicene Creed. When Saint Helena discovered a collection of crosses, one of which was the True Cross, Macarius suggested identifying the real one by touching them to a seriously ill woman, and seeing which one cured her. Supervised the construction of the church of the Holy Sepulcher.


  • 335 of natural causes


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Macarius of Jerusalem“. CatholicSaints.Info. 10 March 2010. Web. 8 October 2015. <>