Hieromartyr Marcian the Bishop of Syracuse

The Holy Hieromartyr Marcian, Bishop of Syracuse, a disciple of the Apostle Peter, was sent to Sicily. Here he settled in a cave near the city of Syracuse and successfully spread the faith in Christ. He died a martyr. His relics are in the Italian city of Gaeta. (The Hieromartyr Marcian is the same person as St Marcellus, Bishop of Sicily, commemorated on February 9).