Saint Alexander of Drizipara

Also known as

  • Alessandro

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Third-century imperial Roman soldier and Christian. Military tribune under the command of Tiberius. In Rome, Italy he was ordered to make a sacrifice to the pagan god Jupiter; he refused. Being of high rank, he was taken before Emperor Maximian Herculeus; there he proclaimed his faith. Tortured and sentenced to hard labour at a series of prisons before being executed. Martyr.

Died

  • beheaded in Drizipara, Thrace (modern Büyük Karistiran, Turkey)
  • body thrown into the nearby river, but was pulled out by four dogs, and local gave Alexander a Christian burial

Canonized

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Alexander of Drizipara“. Saints.SQPN.com. 26 March 2013. Web. 26 December 2014. <>