Saints Tiburtius, Valerian, and Maximus

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Francesco Botticini: Saints Cecilia, Valerian, Tiburtius, and female donor
Amico Aspertini: Burial of Saints Valerian and Tiburtius

Saints Tiburtius, Valerian, and Maximus are three Christian martyrs who were buried on 14 April of some unspecified year in the Catacombs of Praetextatus on the Via Appia near Rome.[1]

The Acts of Saint Cecilia present Valerian as her husband, Tiburtius as his brother, and Maximus as a soldier or official who was martyred with the other two.[2][3][4][5] But this work is generally considered not to be historical.[6]

They were traditionally honoured with a joint feast day on 14 April, as shown in the Tridentine Calendar. The 1969 revision of the General Roman Calendar removed this celebration, since the only thing really known about them is the historical fact of their burial in the Catacombs of Praetextatus. However, it allowed them to be honoured in local calendars.[1]

The Eastern Orthodox Church honours them together with Saint Cecilia on 22 November.[7]

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