Saint Hyacinth of Caesarea Biography
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|
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.