Gordianus and Epimachus
|Saints Gordianus and Epimachus|
Saints Gordianus and Epimachus. Illustration from the Nuremberg Chronicle.
|Roman Catholic Church|
Gordianus was a Roman judge who converted to Christianity. He was tortured and finally beheaded. His body was laid in a crypt on the Via Latina beside the body of Saint Epimachus, and the two saints gave their name to the cemetery of Gordianus and Epimachus. They are jointly venerated by the Catholic Church with a feast day of 10 May in the Tridentine Calendar.
There are churches dedicated to the saints in:
- Aitrach, Germany
- Legau, Germany
- Merazhofen, Germany
- Pleß, Germany
- Stöttwang, Germany
- Unterroth, Germany
- Blevio, Italy
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