Son of a Scythian officer in the imperial Roman army. Soldier in the same army, he distinguished himself in the defense of the city of Rome. During the persecutions of Decius, Mercurius was ordered to sacrifice to an idol; he refused. Martyr. Reported to appeared and fought with the Christian forces in the First Crusade.
- “Saint Mercurius the Soldier“. CatholicSaints.Info. 10 November 2013. Web. 10 February 2016. <>