SS. ACIUS AND ACHEOLUS, CALLED IN FRENCH SS. ACH
AND ACHEUL, MARTYRS OF AMIENS
THEY seem to have suffered about the year 200, and
are honored in the Gallican Martyrologies, and especially at Amiens,
on the first of May. See Molanus in Auctario Usuardi, and
Henschenius, 1st of May, and an old Martyrology under the name of St.
Jerom, quoted by him.
The church of St. Acheul, without the walls of
Amiens, was originally the cathedral; but this being removed by St.
Salvius to our Lady’s in the city, the church of St. Acheul
became dependent on it. A community of regular canons was there
erected in 1145. It is now a member of the reformed congregation of
St. Genevieve. In digging foundations for a new church, five very
ancient tombs were found, which nave been the subject of many
dissertations, especially whether one is not that of St. Firminus,
bishop and confessor, whose relics are enshrined in the cathedral.