Book of Saints – Alexander of Jerusalem


ALEXANDER OF JERUSALEM (Saint) Bishop (March 18) (3rd century) A fellow-student with Origen at Alexandria in Egypt. He became Bishop of a See in Asia Minor, where he suffered for the Faith in the time of Septimus Severus (A.D. 204). When on a visit to Jerusalem, he was chosen by the Patriarch, Saint Narcissus, as his coadjutor. He lived to a very great age and was at length (A.D. 250) arrested in the persecution under Decius. He died in prison at Caesarea in Palestine a few months afterwards.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Alexander of Jerusalem”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 24 May 2012. Web. 26 September 2020. <>