Saint Cyrus the Physician

Saint Cyrus the PhysicianAlso known as

  • Cyrus of Alexandria
  • Cyrus of Canopus
  • Abba Cyrus
  • Abbacyrus
  • Abukir
  • Ciro
  • Cher the Physician
  • Father Cyrus



Physician in Alexandria, Egypt. His ministry to the sick, and the Christian example he set, brought many others to the faith. He, Saint John, Saint Athanasia, and her three daughters were tortured and martyred for their faith. Their story was told by Saint Sophronius and others.





  • man with a small cross in his hand
  • man with a box of oils or herbs (common for physicians at the time)
  • man driving away or holding off a wild boar
Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Cyrus the Physician“. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 October 2021. Web. 6 December 2021. <>