Dispatch from the Desert:  April 27th thru May 3rd

African Saints (from the Prologue of Orhid)  April 29th:  John Tolaius, Patriarch of Alexandria (482) – He was sent to Constantinople to request that the Alexandrian Patriarchate be allowed to elect their own Archbishop.  The Emperor Zenon permitted this under the condition that John would not be the elected one.  Returning to Alexandria, John broke … More Dispatch from the Desert:  April 27th thru May 3rd

Dispatch from the Desert:  April 20th thru 26th

African Saints (from the Prologue of Orhid) April 20th:  Athanasius of Mount Sinai (685)  Succeeded John Climacus as Abbot of the Mt. Sinai Monastery.  Known as an instructor against heretical teaching. April 22nd:  Leonidas of Alexandria (202)  The father of Origen.  His son encouraged him being martyred, “Father, do not concern yourself over us and … More Dispatch from the Desert:  April 20th thru 26th

Dispatch from the Desert:  April 13th thru 19th

African Saints (from the Prologue of Orhid) April 13th:  Thomias of Alexandria (476)  Murdered by her vile father-in-law that sought to seduce her.  He was caught  in the room he killed her in.  From that time, she assist those who have adulterous temptations. A Word from the Fathers & Mothers “The devil has no need … More Dispatch from the Desert:  April 13th thru 19th

Dispatch from the Desert:  April 6th thru 12th

African Saints (from the Prologue of Orhid) April 7th:  Serapion the Sidonite, Egyptian Monk (5th century) – Four lessons in the Sayings of the Desert Fathers are attributed to him. April 10th:  Martyrs Terence, Africanus, Maximus, Pompeius and 36 others in Carthage (250) – Despite horrible tortures, they refused to worship the Roman idols. April … More Dispatch from the Desert:  April 6th thru 12th