Book of Saints – Macarius


(Saint) Bishop (June 20) (4th century) A Bishop of Petra in Palestine, associated with Saint Asterius, Bishop of the other Petra in Arabia. He was a resolute defender of the Catholic doctrine of the Holy Trinity and took part in the Council of Sardica. He suffered much at the hands of the Arians, who succeeded in banishing him to Africa (A.D. 350 about), where he died. His real name (as appears from the works of Saint Athanasius) was Arius; but he changed it to Macarius, on account of its being that of the heresiarch, against whom his life was a continuous struggle.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Macarius”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 November 2014. Web. 2 August 2021. <>