Philemon the actor

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Philemon the actor
Philemon and Apollonius of Antinoe (Menologion of Basil II).jpg
Martyr
Died Rome
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church
Canonized Pre-congregation
Feast March 8
Patronage dancers

Saint Philemon (died 305) was an actor at Antinopolis, Egypt, who was converted by saint Apollonius. They were martyred together under the persecutions of Diocletian.

He is the patron saint of dancers, the athletes of God.

Their feast day is 8 March.

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