Prayers, Quips and Quotes: St. Julian of Antioch, Feast Day March 16




St. Julian of Antioch
St. Julian of Antioch

 

The feast day of St. Julian of Antioch is celebrated on March 16.  

St. Julian was born in Anazarbus, Cilicia (Turkey).  He was arrested for being a Christian during the persecutions of Diocletian in 305 A.D.

St. Julian  refused to renounce his faith resulting in his being tortured and paraded through the city of Cilicia. After being sentenced to death, his body was sewn into a sack filled with vipers and scorpions and then cast into the sea. When the sack was recovered, the remains of St. Julian were sent to Alexandria and then to Antioch where St. John Chrysostom gave the eulogy at his burial.

 

Jesus stretches out His arms on the cross to embrace sinners.

 

Quote of St. John XXIII; Feast day October 11

 

March is the Month of St. Joseph

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