Marcian of Tortona

Marcian of Tortona

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Saint Marcian (Marciano, Marziano, Marcianus) of Tortona (died around 120 AD) is traditionally said to have been the first bishop of Tortona, a post he held for forty-five years. Tradition states that he was born to a pagan family but was converted by Saint Barnabas and then confirmed in the Christian faith by Saint Sirus (Siro), bishop of Pavia. Saint Secundus of Asti is said to have met Marcian at Tortona, when the former was still a pagan. Secundus' meeting with Marcian influenced his decision to become a Christian. He is said to have been crucified for his Christianity. There is some disagreement about the year of his death. Some sources say it occurred in 117, under Trajan, while others say it was under Hadrian in 120.show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 122g
  • CIV
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136771918
  • 9786136771915