Expeditus is said to have been born in Armenia. He was a
Christian martyr around 303AD, but not much else is known about him. 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
merchants, emergencies, students, and examinees; he is also implored for
success in lawsuits and against procrastination.