(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.
- Monks of Ramsgate. “Philemon and Apollonius”. , 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 29 December 2016. Web. 20 January 2017. <>