St Theodore, Bishop of Edessa, and others with him.

Commemorated July 9 in the Orthodox Christian Menaion

From the Prologue

He became a monk at the age of twenty, and spent thirty-six years as a monk. Then, in the time of the Emperor Michael and Empress Theodora, he was chosen as Bishop of Edessa. He died in 848. Together with him are commemorated his teacher, St Theodosius Stylites of Syria, his brother St John, and St Aderus, a rich nobleman who left his wife and became a monk.

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





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