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


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“. 1 March 2015. Web. 5 March 2015. <>