Gordianus and Epimachus

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Saints Gordianus and Epimachus
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Saints Gordianus and Epimachus. Illustration from the Nuremberg Chronicle.
Died 362 AD
Honored in Roman Catholic Church
Feast 10 May

Saints Gordianus and Epimachus were Roman martyrs, who are commemorated on 10 May.

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[1] with a feast day of 10 May in the Tridentine Calendar.

There are churches dedicated to the saints in:

Relics of both saints were owned by Kempten Abbey in Bavaria.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ PD-icon.svg "Sts. Gordianus and Epimachus". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913. 
  2. ^ Lives of Saints, Alban Butler

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). Catholic Encyclopedia. Robert Appleton Company.