During the persecutions of Valerian, Anectus was arrested for his faith, tortured, and martyred with a group of fellow Christians.
- thrown to wild animals
- when they would not harm him, he was beheaded c.258
- “Saint Papias of Corinth”. CatholicSaints.Info. 10 March 2012. Web. 2 December 2016. <http://catholicsaints.info/saint-papias-of-corinth/>