Book of Saints – Martyrius and Marcian


(Saints) Martyrs (October 25) (4th century) Saint Martyrius was a Subdeacon, and Saint Marcian a Cantor or Reader in the Church of Constantinople in the time of the persecuted Patriarch Saint Paul. They were put to death by the authorities at the instigation of the Arian usurper of the Patriarchate, Macedonius (A.D. 351), on a trumped-up charge of sedition. The historian Sozomen relates how they were later given honourable burial, and how Saint Chrysostom erected a church over their tomb.

MLA Citation

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