Book of Saints – Gordian


(Saint) Martyr (May 10) (4th century) A Roman judge, who being still a Pagan, undertook to carry out the persecuting Edict of the Emperor Julian the Apostate. Converted at length himself to Christianity by witnessing the fortitude of the Martyrs, he was baptised with his wife, Maxima, and fifty-two of his household retainers. Arrested and tried in his turn, he was beheaded, after torture, in Rome, A.D. 362. His relics, with those of Saint Epimachus of Alexandria (who suffered under Decius A.D. 250), are now venerated at Kempten in Bavaria. Saint Epimachus is again honoured with a Saint Alexander on Dec. 12.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Gordian”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 25 July 2013. Web. 11 July 2020. <>