Irenaeus of Sirmium

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Saint Irenaeus of Sirmium (died 304 AD) was an Illyrian bishop of Sirmium in Pannonia, which is now Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia.[1] He was bishop during the reign of Diocletian. He refused to offer pagan sacrifices, even at the behest of his family. He was condemned by the governor of Pannonia, and then beheaded on 24 March 304.

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  • See pages 78ff in "Victories of the Martyrs" by St. Alphonsus de Liguori [2]


  1. ^ The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity edited by Scott Fitzgerald Johnson, p.98-99
  • Walsh, Michael, ed. Butler's Lives of the Saints.