Book of Saints – Cyrus and John


CYRUS and JOHN (Saints) Martyrs (January 31) (4th century) Martyrs of the last stages of the great persecution under Diocletian and his colleagues (A.D. 312). Cyrus, an Egyptian physician, and John, a Syrian, were devoting themselves to good works (some say in the monastic state of life) when they were seized, condemned as Christians, and beheaded at Alexandria. Their remains were subsequently translated to Rome. Metaphrastes has a prolix description of their trial and Passion.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Cyrus and John”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 October 2012. Web. 20 June 2021. <>