Saint Genesius of Rome

Also known as

  • Gelasinus
  • Gelasius

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Genesius was an actor who worked in a series of plays that mocked Christianity. One day while performing in a work that made fun of Baptism he received sudden wisdom from God, realized the truth of Christianity, and had a conversion experience on stage. He announced his new faith, and refused to renounce it, even when ordered to do so by emperor Diocletian. Martyr.

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  • “Saint Genesius of Rome“. Saints.SQPN.com. 9 August 2014. Web. 20 September 2014. <>