Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Saints Narcissus, Argeus and Marcellinus
Feastday: January 2
DIED 320
A martyr with his brothers Narcissus and Marcellus at Tomi, in Pontus along the southern Black Sea. They are listed as soldiers in the armies of co-Emperor Licinius Licinianus.

Saints Narcissus, Argeus and Marcellinus (d. 320 AD) are Christian saints and martyrs. Tradition states that they were brothers enlisted as soldiers in the army of Licinius. After refusing to perform military service due to their faith, they were tried and put to death at Tomi. Argeus and Narcissus were beheaded, while Marcellinus, only a boy, was flogged, imprisoned, and then drowned by being thrown into the Black Sea.

Marcellinus is one of the 140 Colonnade saints which adorn St. Peter's Squar

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