Book of Saints – Maximus – 30 April


(Saint) Martyr (April 30) (3rd century) A citizen of Ephesus, a merchant by profession, who on the publication (A.D. 250) of the Edict of the Emperor Decius against the Christians, publicly proclaimed himself to be one of them. He was arrested, and after a long interrogatory sentenced to be stoned to death. The sentence was duly executed. His original Acts are to be found in most hagiographies. The Greeks honour him on May 14, the anniversary of his death.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Maximus”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 March 2015. Web. 19 January 2019. <>