Book of Saints – Julian, Basilissa, Antonius, Anastatius, Celsus, Marcionilla and Others


(Saints) Martyrs (January 9) (4th century) This holy company is chronicled as having suffered at Antioch (but as there are several cities of that name it is uncertain which is referred to) under Diocletian, in the first years of the fourth century. Basilissa, the wife of Julian, is said to have escaped and to have ended her days in peace. Antony, a priest, Anastasius, a new convert to Christianity, Marcionilla, a matron, with Celsus, her little son and seven other children, were put to the torture, together with Julian, a prominent citizen, and beheaded. “At the same time,” it is added, “many other Christians perished at the stake.”

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Julian, Basilissa, Antonius, Anastatius, Celsus, Marcionilla and Others”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 25 November 2013. Web. 7 December 2021. <>