SS. THYRSUS, LEUCIUS, AND CALLINICUS, MM.
THEIR Greek and Latin Acts agree that, after
suffering many torments, they were put to death, on three different
days, at Apollonia, in Phrygia, in the persecution of Decius. Sozomen
tells us that Cæsarius, who had been prefect and consul, built
at Constantinople a magnificent church under the invocation of St.
Thyrsus, with a portion of whose relics it was enriched. Another
church within the city bore his name, as appears from the Menæa,
on the 14th of December. In the cathedral of our Lady at Sisteron, in
a church at Limoges, &c., St. Thyrsus is one of the patrons. Many
churches in Spain bear his name. Silon king of Oviedo and Asturia, in
a letter to Cyxilas, archbishop of Toledo in 777, says that the queen
had sent presents to the church of St. Thyrsus, which the archbishop
had built, viz. a silver chalice and paten, a basin to wash the hands
in, with a pipe* and a diadem on the cover, to be used when the blood
of our Lord was distributed to the people.