Book of Saints – Marcellinus, Mannea, John, Serapion and Peter


(Saints) Martyrs (August 27) (4th century) A husband and wife, with their three sons, arrested as Christians (A.D. 304) and done to death. It is said that they were not beheaded in the ordinary way of the execution of death sentences in the Roman Empire until after they had been first bound to stakes in an attempt to burn them alive and afterwards thrown to the wild beasts in the Amphitheatre, but miraculously respected both by the flames and by the brutes. There is some controversy as to the place of their martyrdom, whether at Oxyrynchus in Egypt, or at Tomi on the Black Sea.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Marcellinus, Mannea, John, Serapion and Peter”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 November 2014. Web. 26 September 2021. <>