- Gordius the Centurian
Soldier in Caesarea, Cappadocia. Convert to Christianity. Dismissed from the army as his religion made his loyalties questionable to the authorities. Lived as a desert hermit. During the persecutions of Diocletian, he turned himself over to the authorities so he could publicly proclaim his faith. Martyr.
Inflamed with zeal for the Faith, of thine own free will thou didst hasten to the stadium and rejoice in the contest there. Thou didst quench the flames of evil in the streams of thy blood by beheading, O Prize-winner. The life-giver has glorified thee, O Gordius. – troparion of Saint Gordius
- “Saint Gordius of Cappadocia“. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 January 2016. Web. 6 February 2016. <>