Book of Saints – Domitius – 5 July

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DOMITIUS (Saint) Martyr (July 5) (4th century) A Persian or, as some say, a Phrygian, converted at Nisibi in Mesopotamia, who embraced the monastic life and later retired into a cave, somewhere in Asia Minor, where he converted to Christianity many of the neighbouring country people. Julian the Apostate, irritated, it is alleged, by the reproaches Domitius ventured to address to him, had him stoned to death (A.D. 362). Two of his disciples suffered with him. Saint Gregory of Tours mentions a Saint Domitius of Syria; but it is not clear that he is identical with the Saint Domitius of July 5. The latter, however, may be very well one and the same with the Saint Dometius or Domitius commemorated in the Roman Martyrology on August 7.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Domitius”. Book of Saints, 1921. Saints.SQPN.com. 10 November 2012. Web. 21 September 2014. <http://saints.sqpn.com/book-of-saints-domitius-5-july/>