Auxentius (2)

Auxentius is the name of two early Christians.

1. Saint, bishop of Mopsuestia, in Cilicia,. was origin-ally a soldier under the emperor Licinius. He refused to offer sacrifice to Bacchus, was consequently compelled to renounce his military profession, and afterwards, i.e. about 321, became bishop of Mopsuestia. In A.D. 360 he received Aetius on the occasion of his banishment. He gained a reputation for virtue and sanctity, and died a holy death. See Baillet, Dec. 18.

2. Saint and martyr, suffered with St. Eustratius in the Diocletian persecution in Armenia Minor when St. Blasius was bishop of Sebastia.

 
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