- Bessa of Alexandria
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.
- Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
- Lives of the Saints, by Father Alban Butler
- Medieval Religion Listserv, by John Dillon
- Our Sunday Visitor’s Encyclopedia of Saints
- “Saint Besas of Alexandria“. Saints.SQPN.com. 26 February 2013. Web. 8 December 2013. <>