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Apostle Quadratus

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The holy, glorious, all-laudable '''Apostle Quadratus''' (or ''Codratus'') of the [[Apostles#The_Seventy|Seventy]] was [[Bishop]] of [[Church of Greece|Athens]] and a [[disciple ]] of the Apostles. He is commemorated by the Church on [[September 21]] and on [[January 4]] with the Seventy.
St. Quadratus preached at Athens and at Magnesia, an eastern peninsula of Thessaly. He [[conversion|converted ]] many pagans to ChristanityChristianity. Manny heated Many hated him for this, and pelted the [[saint ]] with stones. Preserved by God, St . Quadratus remained alive, but was imprisoned, and died of starvation. His holy body was buried in Magnesia.
St . Quadratus is known for an ''Apologia '' in defense of Christianity of witch which only a fragment remains. The ''Apologia '' affected the persecution of Christians, since the emperor Emperor Hadrian (117-138) issued a decree saying that no one should be convicted without just cause.
==Hymn==
[[Troparion]] ([[Tone]] 3) [http://oca.org/FStropars.asp?SID=13&ID=102683] 
:O Holy Apostle Quadratus
:Pray to our merciful God
:That He may grant to our souls
:Remission of our transgressions.
 
==External link==
* [http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?SID=4&ID=1&FSID=102683 Apostle Quadratus of the Seventy] – [[OCA]] website
*[http://www.westsrbdio.org/prolog/my.html?day=21&month=September The Prologue from Ohrid]
 
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before=St. Publius|
title=[[List of Archbishops of Athens|Archbishop of Athens]]|
years= ? -130|after= Leonidas}}
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==Sources==
*[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?SID=4&ID=1&FSID=102683 Apostle Quadratus of the Seventy] ([[OCA]])
*[http://www.westsrbdio.org/prolog/my.html?day=21&month=September The Holy Apostle Quadratus] (''[[Prologue from Ohrid]]'')
[[Category:Bishops|Quadratus]]
[[Category:Archbishops of Athens|Quadratus]]
[[Category:1st-century bishops|Quadratus]]
[[Category:Seventy Apostles|Quadratus]]
[[Category:Greek Saints|Quadratus]]
[[Category:Martyrs|Quadratus]]
[[Category:Saints|Quadratus]]
[[Category:Ante-Nicene Saints|Quadratus]]
[[Category:2nd-century saints]]
 
[[el:Κοδράτος]]
[[ro:Apostolul Codrat]]

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