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Saint Cyprian

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  • Description / Title of the Saint : Bishop, Martyr

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  • Memorial Day / Feast Day of Saint Cyprian: September 16
  • Description / Title of the Saint : Bishop, Martyr
  • Date of Death: Saint Cyprian died 14th of September, 258

The Story and History of Saint Cyprian

The story and history of Saint Cyprian. Cyprian was an African of noble birth, but of evil life, a pagan, and a teacher of rhetoric.

In middle life he was converted to Christianity, and shortly after his baptism was ordained priest, and made Bishop of Carthage, notwithstanding his resistance. When the persecution of Decius broke out, he fled from his episcopal city, that he might be the better able to minister to the wants of his flock, but returned on occasion of a pestilence. Later on he was banished, and saw in a vision his future martyrdom.

Being recalled from exile, sentence of death was pronounced against him, which he received with the words "Thanks be to God." His great desire was to die whilst in the act of preaching the faith of Christ, and he had the consolation of being surrounded at his martyrdom by crowds of his faithful children. He was beheaded on the 14th of September, 258, and was buried with great solemnity. Even the pagans respected his memory.

Feast Day of Saint Cyprian

The Feast Day of Saint Cyprian is September 16. The origin of Feast Days: most saints have specially designated feast days and are associated with a specific day of the year and these are referred to as the saint's feast day. The feast days first arose from the very early Christian custom of the annual commemoration of martyrs on the dates of their deaths at the same time celebrating their birth into heaven.

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