Marcellinus and Peter, martyrs - June 2nd
St Marcellinus and Peter (d. 304, Rome, Italy) (Relics: Rome, Italy; Seligenstadt, Germany)
First Class Relics
Basilika St Marcellinus und Petrus / Einhardbasilika
(Basilica of St Marcellinus and Peter / Einhard Basilica)
63500 Seligenstadt, Germany
*Relics of Saints Marcellinus and Peter were transferred from Rome to this beautiful church in the 9th century. Shortly thereafter the city took on its new name of Seligenstadt which translated into English means ‘Blessed City’. These relics are now located within a golden chest under the main altar of this church.
Santi Marcellino e Pietro
(Saints Marcellinus and Peter)
Via Merulana 162
*This church is near the Basilica of St John Lateran.
*Relics of Saints Marcellinus and Peter are preserved within the main altar of this church. Typically on their feast day they are brought out and exposed for public veneration. A large painting depicting their martyrdom is also placed above the main altar.
Places of Honor in Rome
Catacombs of Marcellinus and Peter
Via Casilina 641
*These catacombs are located east of the Aurelian Walls.
*The bodies of Saints Marcellinus and Peter were buried in these catacombs prior to their transfer to Santi Marcellino e Pietro.