Book of Saints – Eleutherius and Anthia


ELEUTHERIUS and ANTHIA (Saints) Martyrs (April 18) (2nd century) Martyrs at Rome under Hadrian (A.D. 117-138). Saint Eleutherius, son of Eugeuius the Consul, a cleric, had been consecrated by the then Pope as Bishop of Illyricum; but while preparing to repair to his field of work he was arrested as a Christian, together with Saint Anthia, his mother. They were put to the torture and beheaded. Part of their relics 90 were afterwards transported to Constantinople, where a church was built in their honour.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Eleutherius and Anthia”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 24 November 2012. Web. 18 June 2021. <>