Cassian of Tangier

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For the French saint, see John Cassian. For the martyr of Imola, see Cassian of Imola.

Saint Cassian of Tangier was a Christian saint of the 3rd century. He is traditionally said to have been beheaded on 3 December, AD 298, during the reign of Diocletian. The Passion of Saint Cassian is appended to that of Saint Marcellus of Tangier. It is not considered reliable by some modern scholars.[1] Saint Cassian of Tangier is mentioned by Prudentius (born 348) in his hymn Liber Peristephanon (De Coronis Martyrum) (Carmen IV, 45-48 [1]): "Ingeret Tingis sua Cassianum, festa Massylum monumenta regum, qui cinis gentes domitas coegit. ad iuga Christi."


  1. ^ Geoffrey Ernest Maurice De Ste. Croix, Christian Persecution, Martyrdom, and Orthodoxy, Oxford University Press, 2006, p. 172:"we must admit that we know nothing of the date or the circumstances of his execution"


  • Vincent J. O'Malley, Saints of Africa, ed. Our Sunday Visitor Publishing, 2001, p. 164 [2]