Saint Marcellus the Centurion

[Pictorial Lives of the Saints: Saint Marcellus, The Centurion, Martyr]Also known as

  • Marcellus of Tangier

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Roman centurion at Tangiers (in modern Morocco). During a celebration of the emperor’s birthday, Marcellus refused to participate in the pagan offering ceremony. He threw away his arms and armour, openly declared himself a Christian, and was condemned to death. His condemnation led to the death of Saint Cassian.

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Marcellus the Centurion“. Saints.SQPN.com. 19 November 2014. Web. 22 December 2014. <>