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Gregory of Agrigento Gregory (559–630) was the bishop of Agrigento[a] from 590 until at least 603 and a correspondent of Pope Gregory I. He is the probable subject of two semi-legendary saint’s lives and possible author of a commentary on Ecclesiastes, although both of these identifications have been questioned.
Stratēlatēs (Greek: στρατηλάτης, “driver/leader of the army”) was a Greek term designating a general, which also became an honorary dignity in the Byzantine Empire. In the former sense, it was often applied to military saints, such as Theodore Stratelates.
In the late Roman/early Byzantine Empire, the title was used, along with the old-establis…[Read more]
Luke of Steiris, Luke Thaumaturgus, Luke the Younger, Luke of Hellas, or Luke the Wonder-worker (896 — 953 AD) was a Byzantine saint of the tenth century AD who lived in the themes (provinces) of Hellas and Peloponnese in Greece, and who founded the Monastery of Hosios Loukas (Venerable Luke) on the slopes of Mount Helicon, between Delphi and L…[Read more]
Photios I (Greek: Φώτιος, Phōtios; c. 810/820 – 6 February 893), [a] also spelled Photius (/ˈfoʊʃəs/) or Fotios, was the ecumenical patriarch of Constantinople from 858 to 867 and from 877 to 886. He is recognized in the Eastern Orthodox Church as Saint Photios the Great.
Photios is widely regarded as the most powerful and influential…[Read more]
Dorotheus of Gaza (Greek: Δωρόθεος τῆς Γάζης Dorotheos tes Gazes; 505 – 565 or 620,) or Abba Dorotheus, was a Christian monk and abbot. He joined the monastery Abba Serid (or Abba Sveridus) near Gaza through the influence of elders Barsanuphius and John. Around 540 he founded his own monastery nearby and became abbot there. It was to t…[Read more]
John the Prophet
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John the Prophet, known also as Venerable John, was the abbot of the monastery of Merosala and teacher of Dorotheus of Gaza.
He practiced a life of silence and earned the gifts of prophecy and perspicacity, for which he received the designation of prophet.…[Read more]
Barsanuphius (Greek: Βαρσανούφιος, romanized: Barsanouphios, Italian: Barsonofio, Barsanofrio, Barsanorio; died c. 545), also known as Barsanuphius of Palestine or Barsanuphius of Gaza, was a Christian hermit and writer of the sixth century.
Born in Egypt, he lived in absolute seclusion for fifty years, and then near the monastery of Saint Serid…[Read more]
Venerable Barsanuphius the Great and John the Prophet
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Saints Barsanuphius the Great and John the Prophet lived during the sixth century during the reign of the emperor Justinian I (483-565). They lived in asceticism at the monastery of Abba Seridus in Palestine, near the city of Gaza.
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Св. Иполит Римски е богослов, ученик на Ириней и най-изтъкнатият християнски писател на Запада през първата половина на III век след Тертулиан. Известен е също като първият систематичен тълкувател на пророчествата. Роден е около 170 г. вероятно в източната част на Римската империя и е починал през 235 г. на остров Сардиния
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