Saint Besas of Alexandria

Also known as

  • Bessa of Alexandria

Memorial

Profile

Soldier. He was on duty when Saint Julian of Alexandria and Saint Cronion Eunus were being led to their deaths. When Besas tried to shield the two from spectator abuse, he was seized by the mob, and killed in the street. His story was recorded by Saint Dionysius of Alexandria.

Died

Canonized

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Besas of Alexandria“. Saints.SQPN.com. 31 January 2014. Web. 25 April 2014. <>