Saint Barbasymas

Also known as

  • Barba’shmin
  • Barbascemin
  • Barbasceminus



Bishop of Seleucia and Ctesiphon, Greece in 342. Arrested and tortured with sixteen priests in the persecutions of King Shapur II; the names of his companions have not come down to us. Barbasymas was offered a cup filled with gold coins if he would worship the Persian god; he declined. Martyred with the sixteen priests.



Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Barbasymas“. CatholicSaints.Info. 4 April 2020. Web. 15 June 2021. <>