St. Eleutherius

6th century
Euphrasian Basilica, Poreć, Croatia

There is no historical evidence for this saint, but in the early centuries he was celebrated as a martyr during the reign of Hadrian (117-38), who ordered his execution. His legend is recounted briefly in Butler (II, 121-22) and in the Acta Sanctorum, April vol. 2, 528-39. Also see a hagiographical overview in Analecta Bollandiana, XVIII (1899), 384-88. His feast day is April 18.

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Photographed at the basilica by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.