Friend of and worker with Saint Alexander of Lyon. Imprisoned, tortured, and martyred during the persecutions of Marcus Aurelius. Though he never joined an order, Epipodius was a confirmed celibate bachelor, devoting his time to work with and for God. Betrayed to imperial authorities by a servant. Martyr.
- beheaded in 178
- relics at the church of Saint Irenaeus at Lyon, France
- miracles reported at the tomb
- “Saint Epipodius of Lyon“. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 April 2015. Web. 6 May 2016. <>