Holy Martyr Urpasianus was a dignitary of Roman Emperor Galerius in the early 4th century.

During the Christian persecutions perpetrated under Galerius martyr Urpasianus renounced his position as a servant of the emperor stating, "Henceforth I am a warrior of the Heavenly King, the Lord Jesus Christ. Take back the insignia that was given to me."[1] Consequently Urpasianus was tortured and executed by flame.

Holy Martyr Urpasianus is commemorated 9 March in the Eastern Orthodox Church.


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