Sunday, February 23, 2014

Venerable Polychronius, Ascetic of the Syrian Deserts

Commemorated on February 23

Saint Polychronius lived in Syria in the fifth century. He was the disciple of St Zebinas, and imitated the life of his Elder, spending both day and night in fasting and vigil. St Polychronius had no chains, but he dug up a heavy oaken root from the earth and carried it on his shoulders when he prayed. St Polychronius asked God to send rain during a drought, and he filled up a stone vessel with oil for the needy. 


SAINT OR FEAST POSTED THIS DATE 2013(with 2012's link here also and further, 2011, 2010, 2009 and even 2008!)

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