Book of Saints – Machabees


(Saints) Martyrs (August 1) (2nd century B.C.) These Saints of the Old Testament are, by exception, specially and liturgically venerated in the Western Church. Prominent among them were the old man Eleazar, a chief of the scribes, ninety years of age, and a mother with her seven sons (2 Machabees 6:7). Several Fathers of the Church have left us Panegyrics preached in their praise. Their relics were by the Empress Saint Helena brought to Constantinople, but afterwards translated to Rome.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Machabees”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 12 November 2014. Web. 26 July 2021. <>