Baring-Gould’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Nicanor, Martyr


(A.D. 76)

[Roman Martyrology. Commemorated by the Greeks on July 28th and December 28th.]

Saint Nicanor, one of the first seven deacons appointed by the Apostles, was a native of Cyprus, to which he returned, that he might preach the Gospel on the dispersion of the Apostles. He was variously tortured and then executed, in the reign of Vespasian, but where is not known.

MLA Citation

  • Sabine Baring-Gould. “Saint Nicanor, Martyr”. Lives of the Saints, 1897. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 January 2014. Web. 19 September 2019. <>