St Aninanus, Second Bishop of Alexandria.

Commemorated April 25 in the Orthodox Christian Menaion

From the Prologue

When St Mark stepped from the boat onto dry land in Alexandria, one of his shoes was torn, and he took it to a cobbler. While the cobbler was sewing it, he drove the awl through his left hand and the blood began to flow, the man screaming with the pain. Then the Apostle of God mixed dust with his spittle and anointed the injured hand, and it at once became whole and healthy. The cobbler marvelled at this miracle, and invited Mark to his house. Hearing Mark's preaching, Anianus, for that was his name, was baptised, he and his whole household. Anianus showed such devotion and zeal for the work of God that St Mark consecrated him bishop, and this holy man was the second Bishop of Alexandria.

From The Prologue From Ochrid by Bishop Nikolai Velimirovich
©1985 Lazarica Press, Birmingham UK





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