ERASMUS (ELMO) (Saint) Bishop, Martyr (June 2) (4th century) A Bishop of some town in Syria who, after resigning his See and living seven years as a solitary, came to Antioch during the persecution under Diocletian. Put to the torture and remanded to his prison, he, like Saint Peter, was miraculously freed by an Angel. Later, in Illyricum under Maximian, the same experiences befell him. He died peacefully at Formiae near Gseta (to which latter town his relics were translated A.D. 842). He was the object of great and widespread popular devotion throughout the Middle Ages, and is still yearly commemorated in the Liturgy.
- Monks of Ramsgate. “Erasmus – 2 June”. , 1921. Saints.SQPN.com. 29 December 2012. Web. 21 October 2014. <>