Nicanor the Deacon

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Saint Nicanor
Nicanor the Deacon by Fedor Zubov (1685, Smolensky cathedral of Novodevichiy convent).jpg
Martyr
Born Thessaloniki, Greece
Died 76
Cyprus
Venerated in Eastern Orthodox Church
Roman Catholic Church
Feast 26th of December

Nicanor (/nˈknər/; Greek: Nικάνωρ Nikā́nōr) was one of the Seven Deacons.[1] He was martyred in 76.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Saint Nicanor Patron Saint Index

Saint Nicanor was martyred in 76. He went to Cyprus, where he was put to death during the reign of Emperor Vespasian, although this is now believed, unlikely.