Dispatch from the Desert:  March 2nd thru 8th

  African Saints (from the Prolouge of Ohrid): March 2nd:  Venerable Agathon of Egypt (5th century) – According to The Sayings of the Desert Fathers, Agathon was trained as a young monk by Poemen in the Thebaid region of Egypt.  Thirty passages of that volume are attributed to him. March 3rd:  Alexandra of Alexandria (4th … More Dispatch from the Desert:  March 2nd thru 8th

Dispatch From the Desert:  February 24th thru March 1st

African Saints (from the Prolouge of Orhid) Montanus, Lucias, Julian, Victoricus, Flavian, and thier companions (Feb 24), Martyred in Carthage in 259 Julian and Chronium (Feb 27), Julian was crippled with gout. He was taken on a pallet and condemned as a Christian.  He and his disciple Chromion were burned at the sake in Alexandria … More Dispatch From the Desert:  February 24th thru March 1st

Dispatch From the Desert:  February 17th thru 23rd

  African Saints (from the Prolouge of Orhid) Uncovering the relics of Menas the Most Eloquent Martyr of Alexandria (Feb. 17) Bessarion the Great (Feb. 20), wonderworker of Egypt. Died in 466 Abilius (Feb. 22), Bishop of Alexandria. Died in 98. A Word From the Fathers & Mothers “To throw yourself before God, not to … More Dispatch From the Desert:  February 17th thru 23rd

Dispatch From The Desert: February 10th thru 16th

African Saints (from the Prolouge of Orhid) Eugene & Mary [Marius] of Alexandria ( Feb. 12) This father and daughter became monks with the girl disguised and named as a boy. An inkeeper’s daughter was infactuated with the young monk and when she became pregnant by another man, she claimed Marius as the father. Rather … More Dispatch From The Desert: February 10th thru 16th