Syrus of Genoa


Syrus of Genoa

Infobox Saint
name= Saint Syrus of Genoa
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death_date=~381 AD
feast_day= June 29; July 7 (translation of his relics; in Genoa)
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Saint Syrus of Genoa (Italian: San Siro di Genova) (d. June 29, 381) was a priest and later the bishop of Genoa during the fourth century. Born at Struppa, he had a reputation for holiness and zeal. He died at an advanced age of natural causes and was buried in the city. He is the main patron of the city of Genoa. Tradition states that he was succeeded by Romulus of Genoa.

Veneration

St. Lawrence Cathedral, founded probably in the 5th or 6th century AD, was originally dedicated to Syrus. Later a church devoted to the Twelve Apostles was built, which was in turn flanked and replaced by a new cathedral dedicated to St. Lawrence martyr, in Romanesque style.

References

* [http://www.answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=415394 Google Answers on Sirus of Genoa]
*It icon [http://www.santiebeati.it/dettaglio/90924 San Siro di Genova]
* [http://www.orthodoxengland.org.uk/saintss.htm Orthodox Europe entry on Cyrus of Genoa]


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