Saint Gervasius

Parish church, Onzain, France

St. Gervasius was believed to have been martyred in the 2nd century in Rome. The red dalmatic and gospel book in the statue refer to an erroneous interpretation of an ancient text that said St. Gervasius appeared with his brother to St. Ambrose in a white pallium and colobium. In Gervasius's time these terms referred to secular garments, but later they came to be applied to specific liturgical vestments worn by deacons.

The pedestal is inscribed with the saint's name in French, gervais.

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