Married to Saint Basil the Elder; mother of Saint Basil the Great, Saint Gregory Nyssen, Saint Peter of Sebaste, and Saint Macrina the Younger. Exiled for his faith during the persecutions of Emperor Galerius Maximianus, she eventually returned home.
- in Caesarea, Cappadocia of natural causes
- “Saint Emmelia“. CatholicSaints.Info. 24 May 2015. Web. 30 May 2016. <>