Soldier. Martyr. No other reliable information has survived. An apparition of Phanurius was reported on the island of Rhodes in 1500. Tradition says that he died praying for his mother; she was such a notorious sinner that he became known as patron of lost or impossible causes.
- at Crete
- soldier in armour holding a spear
- soldier in armour holding a cross with a lit candle on the top
- soldier holding a cross in one hand, a lit candle in the other
A heavenly song of praise is brightly sung on the earth; the hosts of the Angels keep an earthly festival now in splendour and radiant joy; from on high, they praise with hymns thy suff’rings and struggles; and below, the Church doth laud the heavenly glory thou foundest by thy contests and pains, O glorious Phanurius. – Dismissal Hymn of the Martyr
- “Saint Phanurius“. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 August 2013. Web. 25 May 2015. <>