Book of Saints – Mareas


(Saint) Bishop, Martyr (April 22) (4th century) One of the victims of the persecution of Christians instituted by King Sapor II in Persia. Together with Saint Mareas, there suffered Saint Bicor and twenty other Bishops, nearly two hundred and fifty Ecclesiastics, and many monks and nuns. A great number of Christian laymen laid down their lives at the same time for Christ; and the already flourishing Church of Persia was brought to the verge of extinction. The martyrdom of the Saints commemorated on April 22 took place A.D. 342, that is, in the year following the death of Saint Simeon, Archbishop of Seleucia, looked up to by the Faithful in Persia as their leader.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Mareas”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 November 2014. Web. 1 August 2021. <>