Dispatch from the Desert: October 19th thru 25th

African Saints (from the Prologue of Ohrid) October 19  Varus and the Seven (ca. 307)  Varus was a Roman officer living in Egypt and a secret Christian.  He took care of imprisoned Christian teachers who encouraged him to join them as they were tortured and martyred. Cleopatra (327) & John (320)  Not the Egyptian queen.  … More Dispatch from the Desert: October 19th thru 25th

Dispatch from the Desert: October 12th thru 18th

African Saints (from the Prologue of Ohrid) October 18  Apostle and Evangelist Luke (1st century)  Luke was born in Antioch and and became one of the 70 Apostles Jesus sent to preach during His earthly ministry (Luke 10:1-24).  He and Cleopas saw the resurrected Lord on the Road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-32).  Luke authored one … More Dispatch from the Desert: October 12th thru 18th

Dispatch from the Desert: October 5th thru 11th

African Saints (from the Prologue of Ohrid) October 5     Dionysius (265) Born into a pagan family in Alexandria and a student of Origen.  Dionysius became the Bishop of Alexandria in 247 during a time of great persecution having to encouage his flock to hold firm against false teaching.  October 8     Thais(Taisia) (340)  She was a … More Dispatch from the Desert: October 5th thru 11th