Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Basiliscus, Bishop of Comana in Pontius, Martyr


He received the crown of martyrdom together with Saint Lucia at Nicomedia in 312, under the tyrant Maximinus Daia. Peace being soon after restored to the church, his body was honourably brought back to Comana. Saint Chrysostom died in the Presbyterium or community of the clergy belonging to the church of Saint Basiliscus. The martyr had before admonished the priest in a dream to prepare a lodging for his brother John; and he comforted Saint Chrysostom by a vision, in which he bade him be of good courage, for the next day they should be together. See Palladius in vita Chrys. Theodoret, and Sozomen.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Basiliscus, Bishop of Comana in Pontius, Martyr”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 November 2016. Web. 24 September 2020. <>