Bishop of Seleucia and Ctesiphon, Greece in 342. Arrested and tortured with sixteen priests in the persecutions of King Shapur II; the names of his companions have not come down to us. Barbasymas was offered a cup filled with gold coins if he would worship the Persian god; he declined. Martyred with the sixteen priests.
- Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
- Catholic Online
- Katherine Rabenstein
- Lives of the Saints, by Father Alban Butler
- Our Sunday Visitor’s Encyclopedia of Saints
- “Saint Barbasymas“. Saints.SQPN.com. 13 January 2013. Web. 8 December 2013. <>