St Cyprian

(c. 300)

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a converted magician of Antioch. According to a probably worthless legend, he was converted while using his magic arts to ensnare a Christian virgin. He became a bishop and was beheaded in the Diocletianic persecution. Feast day in the E., 2 Oct.; in the W., 26 Sept., dropped in the RC Church in 1969.

Subjects: Christianity.

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