October 4, 2021 - Tout 24, 1738

Martyrdom of St. Quadratus, One of the Seventy Disciples

On this day also was the martyrdom of St. Quadratus, one of the seventy disciples who were chosen by the Lord. He was born in the city of Athens, and he was one of its wealthy and learned nobles. He believed in the Lord Christ and served him. Having received the grace of the Comforter on the day of Pentecost, he went to many countries preaching the life-giving Gospel. He entered the city of Magnis and preached there and the people of the city believed and he baptized and taught them the life-giving Commandments. Then he returned to Athens and preached there, but they stoned him and tortured him severely. Finally they cast him into the fire, and he received the crown of martyrdom. May his prayers and blessings be with us all, and Glory be to God forever. Amen