Saint Eleutherius of Illyria

detail of an illustration of the martyrdom of Eleutherius; Menologion of Basil; swiped from Wikimedia Commons; click for source imageAlso known as

  • Eleftherios
  • Eleuterio
  • Eleuterus
  • Eleutherus
  • Liberalis
  • Liberator
  • Liberatore

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Son of Saint Anthia of Illyria; his father died when the boy was very young. Educated by Bishop Dynamius. Bishop of Illyria, Dalmatia (in modern Croatia) at age 20. Arrested for bringing an imperial Roman official to Christianity. Martyred in the persecutions of Hadrian along with his mother and eleven other Christians whose names have not come down to us.

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  • “Saint Eleutherius of Illyria“. Saints.SQPN.com. 21 January 2015. Web. 30 January 2015. <>