Maximus of Naples

Maximus of Naples
Saint Maximus

Statue of Maximus of Naples
Martyr, Confessor and Bishop of Naples
Died 361
Honored in Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church
Canonized Pre-congregation
Major shrine

Naples Cathedral, Naples, Italy

relics in Chiesa di Sant'Eframo Vecchio, Naples, Italy

10 June Roman Catholic

23 June Eastern Orthodox

Saint Maximus (d. 361 AD) was Bishop of Naples, who was sent into exile. Maximus was known as great defender of the decrees of the Council of Nicaea, especially with the opposition to Arianism. This led to his exile, and being replaced as Bishop of Naples, by Zosimus, who proclaimed the Arianistic doctrine. A well known legend states that each time Zosimus wanted to speak in public, his words would not come out. Many attributed this as a miracle, through the prayers of the exiled Maximus. He would be martyred in exile[1].


  1. ^ St. Maximus Catholic Online

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