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Feastday: August 5

Birth: 279

Death: 309

Bishop and martyr, also called Emidius. He was a pagan of Trier, Germany, who became a Christian. While visiting Rome, he destroyed a pagan temple. Pope St. Marcellus I or Marcellinus  sent him to Ascoli Piceno. There he suffered martyrdom with Eupolus, Germanus, and Valentius. This tradition is untrustworthy. Emygdius' relics are in Ascoli. He is a patron against earthquakes.

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