(Saint) Martyr (November 25) (3rd century) An Armenian soldier in the Imperial army, who by his bravery had secured advancement to a post of importance. His refusing to take part in an idolatrous ceremony betrayed him to the authorities charged to carry out the edict of persecution promulgated by Decius. Mercurius was consequently put to the torture and beheaded A.D. 250. Some of his relics are venerated in churches in the South of Italy.
- Monks of Ramsgate. “Mercurius”. , 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 10 October 2015. Web. 11 December 2016. <>