Saint Aphdonius

mosaic of Saint Aphdonius; date and artist unknown; Monastery of Hosios Loukas, Greece; photographed on 16 November 2009 by Hans A. Rosbach; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsMemorial


A torturer in the court of King Sapor II of Persia. Witnessing the courage and faith of his victims, Saints Acindynus, Pegasius and Anempodistus, he converted to the faith and was immediately executed. One of the Martyrs of Isfahan.



  • beheaded c.350 in Isfahan, Persia
  • relics transferred to Constantinople and enshrined in a church dedicated to them


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Aphdonius“. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 October 2016. Web. 11 April 2021. <>