Book of Saints – Dulas


DULAS (TATIAN) (Saint) Martyr (June 15) (4th century) A Christian of Zephyrinum in Cilicia (Asia Minor), put to death in the great persecution under Diocletian about A.D. 300. His Acts and the relation of Metaplirastes give a graphic description of the frightful tortures to which Saint Dulas was put, a sample of what also many other Christians endured in that terrible age of trial. He was savagely scourged back and front, then half-roasted on a gridiron and so dismissed to his dungeon. Next day, the proceedings began by the piling of burning charcoal on his head; after which he was hung up by his wrists and his body was torn with iron rakes, so that his flesh hung down in ribbons and his bowels were exposed. Then the dying man was ordered to be dragged to Tarsus, the chief city of Cilicia for the continuing of his execution. Happier in this than some of his fellow-Christians, Dulas expired on the way. Over his body thrown into a ditch, a sheepdog is said to have stood guardian, until eventually the Christians found and reverently interred his remains. As we find stated in the report of the Interrogatory through which he was put by the judges, Dulas was only a sort of nickname given him; his real name was Tatian.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Dulas”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 November 2012. Web. 26 September 2020. <>