Tuesday, May 10, 2011

May 10: SS Gordian and Epimarchus, Martyrs, Memorial

Martyrdom of St Gordianus, c14th manuscript

SS Gordianus and Epimarchus were Roman martyrs, who were killed during the reign of Julian the Apostate around 362 AD. St Gordianus was a judge, converted by the faith of St Januarius; his body was interred in a crypt with St Epimarchus who had recently been laid there hence their conjoined veneration.

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