Saint Julius the Veteran
- Also known as
- Julius of Dorostorum
- 27 May
- Soldier in the imperial Roman army for 27 years, and the veteran of seven campaigns.
Converted to Christianity somewhere along the way, but was a good enough soldier that it never mattered to anyone.
During one of the organized persecutions, he was denounced by his brother soldiers.
The examining prefect, Maximus, tried to bribe the veteran into denouncing his faith.
- beheaded in 302 at Dorostorum on the lower Danube River, an area in modern Bulgaria
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It was he who died for our sins to give us eternal life.
This same man, Christ, is God and abides for ever and ever.
Whoever believes in Him will have eternal life; whoever denies Him will have eternal punishment.
-Saint Julius to his examiners at his trial