July 27 – Pantaleimon

Pantaleimon (ca. 275–303) was born Pantaleon (“Lion’s pants”) in Nicomedia to a rich pagan and a Christian. He fell away from his mother’s faith when she went to meet Christ and didn’t come back. He studied medicine, and either became or was slated to become court physician to Emperor Maximian (or Galerius). Meanwhile, across town,… Continue reading July 27 – Pantaleimon