Saint Julian of Anazarbus

Saint Julian of TarsusAlso known as

  • Julian of Antioch
  • Julian of Tarsus
  • Julian of Cilicia
  • Giuliano….



Prominent citizen of senatorial rank. Arrested for his faith during the persecutions of Diocletian, he was tortured then put on display for abuse for a year in cities all over Cilicia, being led around behind a camel. Martyr. Praised by Saint John Chrysostom in a homily during the enshrinement of his relics.


  • Anazarbus, Cilicia (in modern Turkey)


  • sewn into a sack full of vipers and scorpions, and thrown into the sea to drown c.302
  • relics enshrined in Antioch




  • man being thrown into the sea in a sack
  • man in a coffin which is floating into shore and on which sits four angels
  • man bound on a camel being led through the streets
Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Julian of Anazarbus“. CatholicSaints.Info. 27 December 2020. Web. 23 April 2021. <>