Book of Saints – Gordius


(Saint) Martyr (January 3) (4th century) A Christian soldier of Caesarea in Cappadocia, who in the time of the Emperor Licinius, with other Christians, was dismissed from the army and thereupon retired into a solitude. Later, returning to the city, he, moved by his zeal in the cause of Christ, addressed the crowd, seeking to make converts. He was seized and, after trial, beheaded in some year between A.D. 314 and A.D. 320. An eloquent Panegyric preached by Saint Basil, in which he reminds his hearers that some among them had seen Saint Gordius die, has perpetuated his memory.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Gordius”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 25 July 2013. Web. 7 July 2020. <>