Viktor of Xanten
||This article includes a list of references, related reading or external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations. (March 2013)|
|Saint Victor of Xanten|
Statue of Saint Victor outside of Xanten Cathedral
|Venerated in||Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church|
|Major shrine||Xanten Cathedral|
Victor of Xanten or Saint Victor is a martyr and saint of the Catholic and the Eastern Orthodox Church. His presumed bones are kept in a shrine since the 12th century that today is embedded into the high altar of the Xanten Cathedral. His feast day is October 10.
Tradition states that Victor was a Praefectus cohortis of a Cohort of the Theban Legion. He was closely associated with Ursus of Solothurn, and is said to have been a relative of Saint Verena. He was executed in the 4th century in the amphitheater of Castra Vetera (the site of present-day Xanten) for refusing to sacrifice to the Roman gods.
- Ekkart Sauser (2003). "Victor von Xanten: hl. Märtyrer". In Bautz, Traugott. Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon (BBKL) (in German) 21. Nordhausen: Bautz. col. 1511. ISBN 3-88309-110-3.
- (Dutch) H.Victor van Xanten, martelaar
- This article incorporates information from the revision as of 2007-01-02 of the equivalent article on the German Wikipedia.
|This article about a saint is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
|This Eastern Orthodox Christianity-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|