Quintian, Lucius and Julian

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Saints Quintian, Lucius and Julian
Martyrs
Died430 AD
Africa
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church
Eastern Orthodox Church [1]
Feast May 23 [2]

Quintian (Quinctianus), Lucius and Julian (Julianus) are venerated as saints and martyrs by the Roman Catholic Church. According to the Roman Martyrology, they were inhabitants of North Africa who were killed during the persecutions of the Vandal king Huneric (476–484 AD), who was an Arian. [3] However, the date of their martyrdom may be conjectural. [3] They are the only ones named in a group of sixteen martyrs, which included several women. [3]

According to the Catholic Encyclopedia , Quinctianus was a bishop and was probably the same person as a bishop named Urcitanus. [2]

The Martyrologium Hieronymianum mentions other African martyrs of this same name on other feast days; however, no other information is included for the martyrs placed under the different feast days. [2]

The Great Synaxaristes of the Orthodox Church mentions that saints Quintianus, Lucius and Julianus were martyred together with nineteen other Christians. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 (in Greek) Οἱ Ἅγιοι Κουϊντιανὸς, Λούκιος καὶ Ἰουλιανὸς καὶ οἱ σὺν αὐτοῖς δέκα ἐννέα Μάρτυρες. 23 Μαΐου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  2. 1 2 3 J.P. Kirsch (1911). "Quinctianus". Catholic Encyclopedia. Retrieved May 19, 2009.
  3. 1 2 3 Benedictine Monks, Book of the Saints (Published by Kessinger Publishing, 2003), 227.