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 11th: Pharmuthius, Egyptian Anchorite (4th century)
A Word from the Fathers & Mothers
“This is the great work of a man: always to take blame for his own sins before God and to expect temptation to his last breath.” — Abba Anthony the Great to Abba Pambo, from the Sayings of the Desert Fathers