Our Holy Father Cosmas the Eunuch.

Commemorated August 3 in the Orthodox Christian Menaion

From the Prologue

A monk of the monastery of Pharan, he was very learned in the Holy Scriptures. He so valued the works of St Athanasius the Great that he said to his disciples: 'When you hear something quoted from the writings of St Athanasius, if you have no paper by you, write them on your handkerchief.' In old age, he came to Antioch, to Patriarch Gregory (†596), and there ended his days. One particular man often came to Cosmas's grave, and, honouring the saint, prayed there. Asked why he did this, he explained that he had been paralysed for twelve years, and that St Cosmas had healed him.

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





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