Major Christian Saints

in Asia Minor

The word "Saint" comes from the Greek word "Hagios", which means "consecrated to God, sacred, holy". Since Christianity began in Asia Minor (modern Turkey), the first Christians were Asians. These early Biblical figures were either born or lived or died in Asia Minor. The earliest church communities were founded by them on this soil.

The following is a list of some of the major Christian saints recognized by the Roman Catholic Church and/or Eastern Orthodox churches.