Cassian of Tangier

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Saint Cassian of Tangier
Marcellus Cassian.jpg
Icon of Cassian of Tangier located in the Russian Orthodox Church of the Resurrection, Rabat
Born c. mid 3rd century AD
Died 298 AD
Tingis, Mauretania Tingitana (modern-day Tangiers, Tangier-Tétouan, Morocco)
Venerated in Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church
Canonized Pre-Congregation
Feast December 3

Saint Cassian of Tangier or of Tingis 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 Sainte-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]