During the persecutions of Decius, Asclepiades and fifteen fellow parishioners, hearing they were about to be arrested, spent the night of 22-23 February 250 in prayer; they were arrested in the morning at the end of Mass. They had put on their own chains and shackles to make it obvious that they were prisoners, and not going to aposticize. Asclepiades was racked and torn with hooks to make him sacrifice to pagan gods; he refused. Martyr.
- “Saint Asclepiades“. CatholicSaints.Info. 29 January 2010. Web. 5 October 2015. <>