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Saint Julian of Antioch (d. 305)

Saint Julian of Antioch (d. 305)

Feast day: March 16

Saint Julian of Antioch was born in what is today Turkey. He was a high-ranking Christian during the persecutions of Diocletian. He was arrested and exhibited in neighboring cities. He was publicly tortured to influence Christians to renounce their faith. Even though he was subjected to terrible abuse, Julian remained devout and strong in his faith. He was eventually martyred by being sewn into a sack of vipers and scorpions and tossed into the sea.

The relics of Saint Julian are enshrined in Antioch. 

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