St. Lucian, Priest and Martyr

1280px-lucian_of_antioch_menologion_of_basil_iiSt. Lucian, surnamed of Antioch, was born at Samosata, in Syria. He lost his parents while very young, and coming to the possession of his estate, which was very considerable, he distributed all among the poor. He became a great proficient in rhetoric and philosophy and applied himself to the study of the holy scriptures under one Macarius at Edessa. Convinced of the obligation annexed to the character of

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