Ministered to Christians who were condemned to work the mines of Cilicia in the persecutions of Galerius Maximianus and Maximin Daza. This exposed Elias’s faith, and he was arrested, tortured and martryed by order of the governor Firmilian.
Firmilian: “Where are you from?”
Firmilian: “And where is this Jerusalem on high?”
Elias: “This Jerusalem is the true country of Christians; it is situated in the East, beside the true Sun and only Light.”
- Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
- Lives of the Saints, by Father Alban Butler
- Our Sunday Visitor’s Encyclopedia of Saints
- “Saint Elias of Caesarea“. Saints.SQPN.com. 15 February 2013. Web. 26 May 2013. <>