Saint Adrian of Nicomedia

chiaroscuro drawing of Saint Adrian of Nicomedia by Hans Holbein the Younger, c.1521; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Hadrian

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Pagan officer and body guard at the imperial court of Nicomedia. Adrian was so impressed by the strength and faith shown by persecuted Christians that he declared himself a Christian, though he had not even been baptized. He was immediately arrested and tortured. He and fellow prisoners were tended by his wife, Saint Natalia until they were executed.

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  • “Saint Adrian of Nicomedia“. Saints.SQPN.com. 17 December 2014. Web. 29 December 2014. <>