Married to Saint Basil the Elder; mother of Saint Basil the Great, Saint Gregory Nyssen, Saint Peter of Sebaste, and Saint Macrina the Younger. Exiled for his faith during the persecutions of Emperor Galerius Maximianus, she eventually returned home.
- in Caesarea, Cappadocia of natural causes
- Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
- La fête des prénoms
- Our Sunday Visitor’s Encyclopedia of Saints
- “Saint Emmelia“. Saints.SQPN.com. 31 December 2013. Web. 26 November 2014. <>