Saint Gordius of Cappadocia

Saint Gordius of CappadociaAlso known as

  • Gordius of Caesarea
  • Gordius the Centurian
  • Gordinus…
  • Gordio di Cesarea di Cappadocia



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.



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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

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Gordius of Cappadocia“. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 September 2021. Web. 28 October 2021. <>