Germanicus of Smyrna

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Saint Germanicus
Martyr
Died 155
Smyrna
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church
Canonized Pre-congregation
Feast 19 January

Saint Germanicus was a youth who was arrested and martyred for his faith in Smyrna during the reign of the Roman Emperor Antoninus. As Germanicus stood in the arena, facing a wild beast, the Roman proconsul pleaded with him that in view of his youth he should deny his faith to obtain a pardon. But the young man refused to apostatize, and willingly embraced martyrdom.[1]

References

  1. St. Germanicus Catholic Online