Book of Saints – Caesarius of Nazianzum


CAESARIUS of NAZIANZUM (Saint) (February 25) (4th century) The brother of Saint Gregory of Nazianzum and physician at the Imperial Court of Constantinople, where for a time he enjoyed the favour of even Julian the Apostate. But in the end, driven into exile on account of his Faith, he had to suffer in common with other Christians, until recalled to Court by Valens, by whom he was promoted to the questorship of Bithynia. It is said that he was preparing to retire into a monastery when death overtook him in A.D. 368 or 369. His funeral oration, preached by his holy brother, may be read in the works of the latter.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Caesarius of Nazianzum”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 September 2012. Web. 17 October 2021. <>