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Expeditus, Saint
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I. General – II. Significance in the Voodoo Cult – III. Iconography

I. General

Saint Expeditus was a martyr whose existence and name are questionable. The Martyrologium Hieronymianum mentions him under the date Apr 19 as belonging to a group of Armenian martyrs about whom nothing further is known. His veneration can only be demonstrated from the 18th century on, in the 19th century primarily in Italy and France, sometimes in forms again…

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Bischof, Franz Xaver and Betz, Hans Dieter, “Expeditus, Saint”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 27 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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