Book of Saints – Ananias – 1 December


ANANIAS (Saint) Martyr (December 1) (Date uncertain.) The Roman Martyrology locates his passion at Arbela in Persia; others at Arbela (Erbel) in Assyria, while the Greeks maintain that he was martyred in Greece. The Greek Menology relates that whilst expiring under the blows of the executioners he said to those around him: “I see a ladder reaching up to Heaven, and men clothed with rays of light inviting me to the Kingdom of Joy.”

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Ananias”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 13 June 2012. Web. 16 October 2021. <>