Book of Saints – Marcian – 2 November


(Saint) (November 2) (4th century) A Syrian hermit, for an account of whom we are indebted to the famous writer Theodoret. Marcian fled from the Imperial Court in which he had a certain prospect of advancement to the desert near Chalcis, where he built himself a hut and passed his life in prayer and penance. He soon gathered disciples about him. Among them were Eusebius, afterwards a law-giver to Solitaries, and Agapetus, who later became Bishop of Apamea. He passed away about A.D. 387. He was buried in secret at his own request in an out-of-the-way place, but his tomb was discovered after many years and became a noted place of pilgrimage.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Marcian”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 20 November 2014. Web. 26 July 2021. <>