Alexander (martyr)

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Saint Alexander
Martyr and Physician
Died 177
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church
Canonized pre-congregation
Feast 2 June

Saint Alexander was a martyr and companion of Saint Pothinus. Alexander was a physician in Vienne, Gaul, when he converted to Christianity. He was arrested during the persecutions conducted under Emperor Marcus Aurelius. Along with Pothinus and forty-six other Christians, Alexander was tortured and executed. As part of this group, Alexander is one of the Martyrs of Lyons and Vienne.[1]


  1. ^ St. Alexander Catholic Online