Monday, September 23, 2019

Saint Hyacinth of Caesarea – Saint of the Day – July 3

Saint Hyacinth of Caesarea Biography

Saint Hyacinth of Caesarea Profile. Born: 96 AD in Turkey, Europe. Worked in Turkey. Died: 108 AD in Rome, Italy, Roman Empire.. Feast Day is celebrated on July 3.
 
The Memorial of Saint Hyacinth of Caesarea – Saint of the Day

Saint Hyacinth of Caesarea Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Date of Birth 96 AD
Country of Birth Turkey of Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Saints who were Not Married
Profession assistant to the chamberlain to the Emperor Trajan.
Place of Work Turkey
Date of Death 108 AD
Place of Death Rome, Italy, Roman Empire.
Feast Day July 3
Beatification Beatified by N/A
Canonization Canonized by Pre-Congregation
Patron Saint of N/A

Biography

Saint Hyacinth of Caesarea was an assistant to the chamberlain to the emperor Trajan at Caesarea, Cappadocia. He was imprisoned for his faith, the only food he got was meat offered to idols. Hyacinth chose to starve than touch that meat.

According to legends, born in Caesarea in Cappadocia. Born into a Christian family. When he was a young boy, served as an assistant to the chamberlain of Emperor Trajan. However, his failure to offer sacrifices to the Roman gods was noticed by fellow members of the Imperial household.

After he was reported as a Christian, St. Hyacinth announced his faith. This ended with him in prison. He underwent severe whipping and torture. Deliberately served only with meat blessed for sacrifice to the gods.  Eating of which was a taboo in both Judaism and Christianity. Because of this, he starved to death in 108 AD. Died at the age of twelve. Legends say, just before his death, his jailers saw angels comfort him. They bestowed a crown on him.

St. Hyacinthus died in Rome. However, the saint’s relics were later moved to Caesarea.

Body preserved and venerated in the abbey church formerly Cistercian Abbey of Fürstenfeld. Where the church is the only surviving structure.

He should not be mistaken with the third-century martyr Hyacinth. Or St. Hyacinth of Poland.

Saint Hyacinth of Caesarea
Saint Hyacinth of Caesarea