Philemon the actor

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Philemon the actor
Philemon and Apollonius of Antinoe (Menologion of Basil II).jpg
Martyr
DiedRome
Venerated inRoman Catholic Church
CanonizedPre-congregation
FeastMarch 8
Patronagedancers

Saint Philemon (died 305) was an actor at Antinoöpolis, Egypt, who was converted by saint Apollonius. They were martyred together under the persecutions of Diocletian. Their feast day is 8 March. Philemon is the patron saint of dancers.

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