Book of Saints – Philemon and Apollonius

illustration of Saint Apollonius of Antinoë, image courtesy of the Digital Image Archive, Pitts Theology Library, Candler School of Theology, Emory UniversityArticle

(March 8) (Saints) Martyrs (4th century) Egyptian Christians who suffered in the persecution under Diocletian (about A.D. 303). Saint Apollonius, a deacon, had converted Philemon, a man of note in public life, to Christianity. They were brought from Antinoe to Alexandria, and were there put to death with many others who had become believers in Christ. It is most probable that their fate was to be bound hand and foot and to be cast into the sea.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Philemon and Apollonius”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 29 December 2016. Web. 18 January 2019. <>