New Catholic Dictionary – Saints Gordianus and Epimachus


Martyrs (Rome, 362 and Alexandria, 250). Gordianus was a Roman judge, converted to Christianity by the priest Januarius. Under Julian the Apostate he was tortured and beheaded by the prefect Apronianus. His body was buried in a crypt on the Latin Way, beside the body of Saint Epimachus, martyred at Alexandria under Decius. Relics in the Abbey of Kempten, Bavaria, and in Saint John Lateran, Rome. Feast, Roman Calendar, 10 May.

MLA Citation

  • “Saints Gordianus and Epimachus”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 23 December 2012. Web. 17 January 2019. <>