Expeditus is said to have been a Roman centurion in Armenia who was martyred around April 303 in what is now Turkey, for converting to Christianity. Considered the patron saint of speedy cases, he is commemorated by the Roman Catholic Church on 19 April.
Information concerning Saint Expeditus is found in the Hieronymian Martyrology.
According to Delehaye, the word “Expeditus” is a misreading of “Elpidius”. The name “Expeditus” has provoked puns, so he has become the saint of rapidity. At first, he was invoked for urgent causes; he has since become the patron of dealers, sailors, students, and examinees; he is also implored for success in lawsuits.
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