Adrian of Nicomedia

[Saint Adrian of Nicomedia]
Also known as
Hadrian of Nicomedia
Memorial
8 September (Roman calendar); 26 August (Greek calendar)
Profile
Pagan officer and body guard at the imperial court of Nicomedia. He was so impressed by the strength and faith shown by persecuted Christians that he declared himself a Christian, though he had not even been baptized. He was immediately arrested and tortured. He and fellow prisoners were tended by his wife, Saint Natalia until they were executed.
Died
hacked to pieces on 4 March 304; body burned, but when a storm extinguished the fire his wife salvaged his hand as a relic, and took it to Argyropolis near Constantinople; other relics at Grammont (Geertsbergen), Belgium
Canonized
Pre-Congregation
Name Meaning
of Hadrian, Italy
Patronage
against plague; arms dealers; butchers; plague; plague epidemics; prison guards; soldiers
Print References
Dictionary of Saints, by John Delaney
Nuttall Encyclopaedia
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