Saints of the Day – Julian, Basilissa, Antony, Anastasius and Companions, Martyrs

Saint Julian and Saint BasilissaArticle

Died c.304. Basilissa was the wife of Julian. Together they turned their house into a hospital. For this reason they are often confused with Julian the Hospitaller. They were martyred in Antioch (uncertain which one) under Diocletian together with a priest named Anthony, a neophyte Anastasius, a child named Celsus and his mother Marcionilla and her seven brothers. Basilissa may have been martyred elsewhere. The existence of Julian and Basilissa is questioned by some hagiographers (Benedictines, Encyclopedia).

MLA Citation

  • Katherine I Rabenstein. Saints of the Day, 1998. CatholicSaints.Info. 20 September 2021. Web. 29 November 2021. <>