Book of Saints – Marcellus – 29 December


(Saint) Abbot (December 29) (5th century) A native of Apamea in Syria who renounced his fortune in favour of his younger brother and of the poor and joined the monastic Order of the Acaemetes, so-called on account of their recital of the Divine Office day and night without interruption. He became Abbot of the monastery and founded several others. He attended Saint Flavian’s Council of Constantinople against the Eutychian heretics. His chronicler, Metaphrastes, ascribes to him all the distinguishing traits and virtues of the Prophets and Apostles. He died about A.D. 485.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Marcellus”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 November 2014. Web. 5 August 2021. <>