Book of Saints – Martyrs of Egypt – 21 May


MARTYRS OF EGYPT (May 21) (4th century) Numerous Christians (among them many Bishops and Priests), banished by the Arian Emperor Constantius (A.D. 357) when Saint Athanasius, having also been sent into exile, the Arian Archbishop George usurped the See of Alexandria. Of these Catholic Confessors who took refuge in the desert, many, being old and infirm, died on the journey, others perished in the wilderness, leaving but few to return to their homes on the accession of Julian (A.D. 361), whose aim it was to recall Christians of all denominations, in order later to persecute all alike.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Martyrs of Egypt”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 28 January 2013. Web. 2 December 2020. <>