One of several pilgrims from Egypt to Cilicia (in modern Turkey) who planned to minister to fellow Christians suffering in the persecutions of emperor Maximinus. They were arrested, torture, mutilated and then imprisoned in Ashkelon. Martyred by order of governor Firmilian.
- “Saint Elijah of Ashkelon“. CatholicSaints.Info. 13 December 2013. Web. 3 August 2015. <>