Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Dorotheus of Tyre, Martyr


He was a priest, some say bishop of Tyre in Phœnicia, and suffered much for the faith under Dioclesian, as the ancient Martyrologies testify. He is said to have survived his torments, and to have reached the times of Julian the Apostate.

Saint Theophanes, Anastasius the librarian, and the modern. Greeks tells us, that he completed his martyrdom at Odyssopolis in Thrace. Another Dorotheus, a martyr, chamberlain of Dioclesian, is mentioned by Eusebius, and honoured with Saint Gorgonius: see the 9th of September. The same historian speaks of a third Dorotheus, a priest of Antioch in the same age, a most holy man, and perfectly skilled in the scriptures and in the Hebrew tongue.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Dorotheus of Tyre, Martyr”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 4 June 2013. Web. 22 September 2021. <>