Born to the nobility. Soldier, commander and member of the imperial court. He abandoned the worldly life to become a desert hermit at Chalcis near Antioch. His reputation for holiness attracted so many students that he founded a monastery for them. Miracle worker; when he wished to read at night, a light from heaven would shine down on him.
- Cyrrhus, Syria
- c.387 of natural causes
- buried in secret by his own request
- his tomb was re-discovered about 50 years later and became a place of pilgrimage
- “Saint Marcian of Chalcis“. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 November 2013. Web. 27 March 2015. <>