Saint Quadratus the Apologist

17th century Bulgarian icon of Saint Quadratus the ApologistAlso known as

  • Disciple of the Apostles
  • Quadratus of Athens



Bishop of Athens, Greece; his background in Greek literature helped him become quickly accepted even by the pagans in his diocese. First person to write an apology for Christianity, addressed to Emperor Hadrian c.124. He is quoted in works by Saint Eusebius and Saint Jerome, and he is mentioned in early martyrologies.



MLA Citation

  • “Saint Quadratus the Apologist“. CatholicSaints.Info. 24 February 2017. Web. 21 September 2020. <>