Saint Cyriacus the Martyr

detail of a stained glass window of Saint Cyriacus, parish church of Saint Pelagius, Weitnau, Germany; date unknown, artist unknown; photographed on September 2007 by Andreas Praefcke; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Cyriacus of the Baths
  • Cyriacus of Rome
  • Ciriaco….
  • Cyriac….
  • Cyriaci….

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Member of the Roman patrician nobility. Adult convert who gave away his wealth to the poor. Deacon. Ministered to the Christian slaves who worked to build and staff the baths of Diocletian. Legend says that Cyriacus exorcised devils from Diocletian‘s daughter, Artemisia, who along with her mother, Saint Serena, converted to Christianity, and from Jobias the daughter of Shapur, King of Persia, which led to the conversion of the king‘s family and household. Tortured and martyred with twenty others during the persecutions of Diocletian and Maximian Herculeus. One of the Fourteen Holy Helpers.

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  • “Saint Cyriacus the Martyr“. Saints.SQPN.com. 20 December 2014. Web. 26 December 2014. <>