Book of Saints – Crescens – 27 June


CRESCENS (Saint) Bishop, Martyr (June 27) (1st century) The disciple of Saint Paul mentioned by him (2 Timothy 4:10) as having gone into Galatia. He is stated to have been appointed Bishop either of the Galatians or of Chalcedon. Tradition goes on to tell us of his Apostolate of Dauphine in Gaul, and again of his having founded the See of Mentz in Germany. However, he appears to have returned in the end to the East. The Roman Martyrology adds that he suffered martyrdom under Trajan (A.D. 100 about). The Feast of the Translation of his relics would appear to have been kept on December 29.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Crescens”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 October 2012. Web. 13 June 2021. <>