ST. CLEMENT OF ANCYRA, B. M.
HE suffered under Dioclesian, and is ranked by the
Greeks among the great martyrs. His modern Greek acts say, his
lingering martyrdom was continued by divers torments during
twenty-eight years; but are demonstrated by Baromus and others to be
of no authority. Two churches at Constantinople were dedicated to God
under the invocation of St. Clement of Ancyra; one culled of the
Palace, the other now in Pera, a suburb of that city. Several parts
of his relics were kept with great devotion at Constantinople. His
skull, which was brought thence to Paris when Constantinople was
taken by the Latins, in the thirteenth century, was given by queen
Anne of Austria to the abbey of Val de Grace. See Chatelain, p. 386.
Le Quien, Oriens Chr. t.1, p. 157.