Book of Saints – Babilas, Urban, Prilidion and Epolonius


(Saints) Martyrs (January 24) (3rd century) Saint Babilas, for thirteen years Bishop of Antioch, is said to have forbidden the Emperor Philip (reputed a Christian) the entrance to a church until he had publicly repented of a murder of which he was guilty. Saint Babilas died in chains, awaiting execution, during the Decian persecution (A.D. 250). With him are commemorated three youths, his pupils, privileged with him to lay down their lives for Christ.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Babilas, Urban, Prilidion and Epolonius”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 17 August 2012. Web. 22 October 2020. <>