Commemorated on July 6
The Holy Martyr
Quintus hailed from Phrygia, a Roman province of Asia Monor, where since
childhood he was brought up in Christian faith and piety. Having come to
Neolida, he did many charitable acts and by prayer he healed those possessed by
unclean spirits. The governor of the district Ruphus demanded the saint to
offer pagan sacrifice to idols, but he fell down into a demonic fit and Saint
Quintus healed him in the Name of Christ. The shaken-up and grateful Ruphus released
Saint Quintus, having rewarded him.
The holy ascetic set
off to Pergamum, but along the way he was seized by pagans from the city of
Cimum, who began to torture him because he was a christian. But the Lord
Himself intervened for the holy confessor: a strong earthquake occurred
destroying the idolatrous temple. The frightened pagans stopped the torture,
but left the saint in chains until the arrival of the new governor Klearchos.
Klearchos gave orders to break the legs of Saint Quintus, but by the grace of
God the saint was healed and after his confessor's act he lived 10 years more
in the service of neighbour, working many miracles. He died in the year 283.
© 1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.