Thursday, May 5, 2011

Saint Cyrus the Physician

Also known as

* Abba Cyrus
* Abbacyrus
* Cher the Physician

Memorial

* 31 January

Profile

Physician in Alexandria, Egypt. His ministry to the sick, and the Christian example he set, brought many others to the faith. He, Saint John, Saint Athanasia, and her three daughters were tortured and martyred for their faith. Their story was told by Saint Sophronius and others.

Died

* beheaded in Canope, Egypt
* buried outside Canope
* relics translated to Manutha, Egypt
* relics translated to Saint Appassara church in Rome, Italy

Canonized

* Pre-Congregation

Patronage

* Portici, Italy

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