Hermit in a cave in Mesopotamia on the banks of the Euphrates near Edess, and then on Mount Sinai. Legend says he ate only once a week. Ministered to and encourged Christians persecuted by Julian the Apostate. Enemies proclaimed that Julian was a follower of Arianism. He travelled to Antioch in 372, made several public speeches against the heresy – then returned to his cave where he lived the rest of his life. A brief biography of Julian was written by Saint John Chrystostom.
- 377 of natural causes
- Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
- Catholic Online
- Our Sunday Visitor’s Encyclopedia of Saints