Book of Saints – Basil – 22 March


BASIL (Saint) Martyr (March 22) (4th century) A priest of Ancyra in Galatia (Asia Minor), a victim of the persecution of Christians set on foot by Julian the Apostate (A.D. 364). He was put to the torture at Constantinople (where under the Arian Emperor Constantius lie had distinguished himself by his zeal in preaching against heretics), and was afterwards thrown to the wild beasts in the arena at Caesarea in Palestine.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Basil”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 August 2012. Web. 26 October 2020. <>