Jason’s story is found within the 17th Chapter of Acts, when Paul and Silas were in the midst of their 2nd Missionary Journey.
Things became rather complicated for Jason as he welcomed Paul and Silas to his hometown of Thessalonica. Some residents there were not pleased with Paul’s preaching and knew that Jason was Paul's friend.
A mob was formed and Jason was dragged before the city magistrate. Jason was freed after making a payment, however, the animosity must have been very uncomfortable for him.
Despite this rocky start, Thessalonica eventually became a Christian city and the site where “Jason’s House” is believed to have stood is now a popular pilgrimage stop.
July 12 is the traditional date to honor this holy and welcoming man of Thessalonica.