Thursday, September 4, 2014


St. Lucius
Lucius  and Companions
Martyred 350.
Feast day: February 11

Martyred bishop of Adrianople, who was part of the Council of Sardica in 347. He opposed the Arians and was martyred by the Arian emperor Constantius II.

Lucius, who succeeded Eutropius as bishop of Adrianople, was driven from his see to Gaul for having opposed Arianism. He played a leading role in the Council of Sardica in 347. Under the
protection of Pope Saint Julius I, he returned to Adrianople, but refused to be in communion with the Arian bishops condemned at Sardica. On this account he was arrested and died in prison. A group of his faithful Catholics, who had been siezed with him, were beheaded by order of the Emperor Constantius .

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