Orthodox Saint Quadratus History and Name Day Information

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The saints are an important part of the Orthodox Christian Church and we learn about them on a regular basis. Each saint has his or her own feast day, and some people are even named after the saints. Those who are named after them will celebrate their name days on the saints’ feast days. It’s an especially big part of the culture in Greece because some people prefer to celebrate their name day over their own birthday!

Saint Quadratus is one of the early saints of Orthodox Church. His name day is on September 21st and since he is also one of the Seventy Apostles, he is also honored on January 4th with the rest of the Seventy. Here’s more information about him:

About Saint Quadratus

Saint Quardratus, also known as Apostle Quadratus or the Holy, Glorious, All-Laudable Apostle Quadratus, is one of the early saints of the Orthodox Church. He is considered to be one of the Seventy Apostles, which means he was specifically chosen by Jesus to preach the Good News that he is the Messiah. He was later appointed as the Bishop of Athens. He also spent some time preaching in Magnesia, which at the time was in Thessaly. He is known for converting a lot of people to Christianity. He also spent some time defending the Christian faith against Heretics. He is known for Apologia, a work defending Christianity but it has only survived in fragments.

Hymns of Saint Quadratus

Saint Quadrtus’s feast day is on September 21st and again on January 4th with the rest of the Seventy Apostles. Here are the hymns that are sung on his feast day on September 21st.

Apolytikion of Apostle Quadratus – Third Tone

O Holy Apostle Quadratus, intercede to our merciful God, that He may grant our souls forgiveness of sins.

Kontakion of Apostle Quadratus – Plagal of the Fourth Tone

As a most honoured hierarch and athlete of great fortitude, the world doth offer Apostle Quadratus now to Thee, O Lord most merciful; as with hymns it doth honour his all-ven’rable memory, it doth ask of Thee through him to grant forgiveness of failings to them that sing his praise.

Troparion – Third Tone 

O Holy Apostle Quadratus
Pray to our merciful God
That He may grant to our souls
Remission of our transgressions.

Saint Quardratus is one of the early saints of the Orthodox Christian Church and also one of the Seventy Apostles. His feast day is celebrated each year on September 21st and he is also honored on January 4th with the rest of the Seventy Apostles. Check the Name Day page for more information about other Orthodox Christian name days.

Sources:

Quadratus the Apostle

Apostle Quadratus

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