March 24 Saints of the Day – Parthenius of Constantinople and Catherine of Sweden

On this day in 1721, Johann Sebastian Bach dedicated six concertos to Christian Ludwig, margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt. By the time he realized that Christian was a margrave and not a mangrove, it was too late to rename the arboreally-themed concertos. Our eastern saint today is Parthenius of Constantinople (d. 1657). Born on Lesbos, he was… Continue reading March 24 Saints of the Day – Parthenius of Constantinople and Catherine of Sweden