Saint Phanurius

bas-relief of Saint Phanurius; date unknown, artist unknown; church of San Fanoúrios, Marousi, Greece; photographed on 19 December 2010 by Antonio López Fajardo; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Fanourios
  • Fanourius
  • Fanurius
  • Phanurios
  • Phanourios



Soldier. Martyr. No other reliable information has survived. An apparition of Phanurius was reported on the island of Rhodes in 1500. Tradition says that he died praying for his mother; she was such a notorious sinner that he became known as patron of lost or impossible causes.







A heavenly song of praise is brightly sung on the earth; the hosts of the Angels keep an earthly festival now in splendour and radiant joy; from on high, they praise with hymns thy suff’rings and struggles; and below, the Church doth laud the heavenly glory thou foundest by thy contests and pains, O glorious Phanurius. – Dismissal Hymn of the Martyr

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Phanurius“. CatholicSaints.Info. 30 May 2020. Web. 7 March 2021. <>