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Saint Ctesiphon
Martyr
Died 1st century, Berja, Spain
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church
Feast May 15; May 1
Patronage Berja, Spain

Saint Ctesiphon (Spanish: San Tesifonte, Tesifón) is venerated as the patron saint of Berja, Spain. Tradition makes him a Christian missionary of the 1st century, during the Apostolic Age. He evangelized the town of Bergi, Vergis, or Vergium, identifed as Berja, and became its first bishop.

He is one of the group of Seven Apostolic Men (siete varones apostólicos), seven Christian clerics ordained in Rome by Saints Peter and Paul and sent to evangelize Spain. Besides Ctesiphon, this group includes Sts. Hesychius, Caecilius, Torquatus, Euphrasius, Indaletius, and Secundius (Isicio, Cecilio, Tesifonte, Eufrasio, Hesiquio y Segundo).

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