Cassian of Tangier
|Saint Cassian of Tangier|
|Born||c. mid 3rd century AD|
Tingis, Mauretania Tingitana (modern-day Tangiers, Tangier-Tétouan, Morocco)
|Venerated in||Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church|
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. Saint Cassian of Tangier is mentioned by Prudentius (born 348) in his hymn Liber Peristephanon (De Coronis Martyrum) (Carmen IV, 45-48 ): "Ingeret Tingis sua Cassianum, festa Massylum monumenta regum, qui cinis gentes domitas coegit. ad iuga Christi."
- 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 
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