Julius the Veteran

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Saint Julius the Veteran
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Martyr
Born 255
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Died c. 304 (trad. also 292, 302)
Durostorum
Venerated in Eastern Orthodox Church
Roman Catholic Church
Anglican Communion
Feast May 27

Saint Julius the Veteran (Latin: Iulius), also known as Julius of Durostorum, is a Roman Catholic, Anglican and Eastern Orthodox saint and martyr. His feast day is May 27. [1]

Life[edit]

Julius of Durostorum was born to pagan parents and served as a Roman soldier for 27 years. Although a veteran of several military campaigns, he converted to Christianity and was denounced by his fellow soldiers. Under the Diocletian Persecution, the examining prefect, Maximus, tried to bribe the veteran into denouncing his faith. Julius declined, and he and seven others were beheaded in Durostorum, the Roman camp in Moesia Inferior (modern Silistra, Bulgaria) and died as martyrs.[2]

Literature[edit]

  • L. Arik Greenberg: My Share of God's Reward. Exploring the Roles and Formulations of the Afterlife in Early Christian Martyrdom, Reihe: Studies in Biblical Literature - Band 121, Lang, New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien 2009, ISBN 978-1-4331-0487-9, S. 195–198.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Julius von Dorostorum
  2. ^ L. Arik Greenberg: My Share of God's Reward. Exploring the Roles and Formulations of the Afterlife in Early Christian Martyrdom, Reihe: Studies in Biblical Literature - Band 121, Lang, New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien 2009, ISBN 978-1-4331-0487-9, S. 195–198.