Saint Babylas of Antioch

18th century fresco of the martyrdom of Saint Babylas of Antioch, artist unknown; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Babila
  • Babilas



Bishop of Antioch in 240. In 244 he refused entrance to liturgical services to emperor Philip the Arabian, due to the emperor having murdered his predecessor; he ordered him to take his place among the penitents by the church door, which the emperor did. During the persecutions of Decius, Babylas made an unwavering confession of faith in public; he was thrown into prison. Martyr.



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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Babylas of Antioch“. CatholicSaints.Info. 16 May 2020. Web. 18 September 2021. <>