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Saint James Intercisus
Born Persia
Died 421 AD, Persia
Venerated in Eastern Orthodox Church
Feast November 27

Saint James Intercisus (d. 421 AD) is a Persian saint. His surname, Intercisus, is derived from the Latin word for "cut into pieces," which refers to the manner of his martyrdom: he was slowly cut into twenty-eight pieces. He survived this loss of limbs before being ultimately beheaded.

Tradition states that he was a military officer and courtier to Yazdegerd I who had apostatized after this ruler began to persecute Christians. Under the influence of his Christian family, however, he expressed his faith to Yazdegerd's successor, Bahram V, and was tortured and killed.

The Church of St. James Intercisus in the Armenian Quarter of Jerusalem is dedicated to him.

His feast day is November 27.

See Also

Iakovos o Persis (St. James of Persia)

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