Book of Saints – Artemius


ARTEMIUS (Saint) Martyr (October 20) (4th century) One of the soldier-martyrs of the time of the Emperor Julian the Apostate, by whose order he was beheaded at Antioch (A.D. 363), after having been subjected to various forms of torture. He was a veteran officer and had been placed in high command by Constantine the Great. He was specifically charged before Julian with having broken down the statue of an idol, something like which the veteran may likely enough have been guilty of in his irritation at the cruel persecution to which his fellow-Christians were subjected.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Artemius”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 31 July 2012. Web. 21 October 2020. <>