Book of Saints – Crispus and Caius


CRISPUS and CAIUS (Saints) Martyrs (October 4) (1st century) Saints of the Apostolic Age, the two whom alone Saint Paul baptised at Corinth (1 Corinthians 1:13). Crispus was ruler of the synagogue in that city (Acts 18:8). Caius in all likelihood is the same as the person whom the Apostle styles “my host” (Romans 16:23), and also (which is the opinion of Origen and of Venerable Bede) the “dearly beloved Gains (Caius)” to whom Saint John addressed his Third Epistle. A well-supported tradition has it that Crispus became the first Bishop of the Island of iEgina, and Caius similarly first Bishop of Thessalonica.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Crispus and Caius”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 16 October 2012. Web. 27 January 2022. <>