February 26 — Porphyry of Gaza

Porphyry of Gaza (ca. 346–420) (aka Porphyrius) at 25 left his cushy life in Thessaloniki to seek a monastic calling. He spent some time in Scetis*, Egypt, where he lived under the rule of Macarius the Great (Jan 15), and met the famous Bible translator Jerome (Sep 30). After a brief visit to the Holy… Continue reading February 26 — Porphyry of Gaza