March 11 — Sophronius of Jerusalem

Sophronius, Patriarch of Jerusalem (ca. 560–638) is celebrated today on both sides of the Adriatic. Arab in origin (possibly Damascene), Sophronius started his career as a philosopher and teacher of rhetoric, and is thus known as “Sophronius the Sophist.” Once he got that out of his system, he moved to the St. Theodosius Monastery near… Continue reading March 11 — Sophronius of Jerusalem