|Martyr, Confessor and Bishop of Naples|
|Venerated in||Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church|
|Major shrine||Naples Cathedral, Naples, Italy|
|Feast|| 10 June Roman Catholic
23 June Eastern Orthodox
Maximus 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.
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