May 13 – Euthymius of Athos; John the Silent

Euthymius of Athos (ca. 955–1028) (ექვთიმე ათონელი), the son of a Georgian military commander-turned-monk, was taken hostage by the Byzantine army when still a lad. His dad John left his monastery on Olympus and traveled to Constantinople to plead for his son’s release. By the time he returned with Euthymius in tow, however, the latter… Continue reading May 13 – Euthymius of Athos; John the Silent