Book of Saints – Alexander – 30 January


ALEXANDER (Saint) Martyr (January 30) (3rd century) A venerable old man who, for repeatedly proclaiming his Christian belief, was tortured and put to death in the persecution under Decius (A.D. 251), at Edessa in Syria. Some historians think that this Saint Alexander is identical with the Saint of the same name, Patriarch of Jerusalem, whose Feast is celebrated on March 18. Nor does this seem improbable.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Alexander”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 24 May 2012. Web. 30 September 2020. <>