Saint Apollonius of Antinoë

illustration of Saint Apollonius of Antinoë, image courtesy of the Digital Image Archive, Pitts Theology Library, Candler School of Theology, Emory UniversityMemorial

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Christian ordered to sacrifice to pagan idols during the persecutions of Diocletian. Thinking that Saint Philemon of Antinoë was a pagan, he asked him to switch clothes and offer the sacrifice in his place. Philemon announced in front of the pagans that he was a Christian, too. Shamed, Apollonius confessed his faith, was tortured and executed. Martyr.

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  • “Saint Apollonius of Antinoë“. Saints.SQPN.com. 7 February 2014. Web. 19 April 2014. <>