Ministered to Christians who were condemned to work the mines of Cilicia in the persecutions of Galerius Maximianus and Maximin Daza. This exposed Elias’s faith, and he was arrested, tortured and martryed by order of the governor Firmilian.
Firmilian: “Where are you from?”
Firmilian: “And where is this Jerusalem on high?”
Elias: “This Jerusalem is the true country of Christians; it is situated in the East, beside the true Sun and only Light.”
- “Saint Elias of Caesarea“. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 February 2017. Web. 27 April 2017. <>