Saint Julian Sabas the Elder

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Hermit in a cave in Mesopotamia on the banks of the Euphrates near Edessa, 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.

Born

  • Mesopotamian

Died

  • 377 of natural causes

Canonized

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Julian Sabas the Elder“. Saints.SQPN.com. 16 January 2014. Web. 28 August 2014. <>