August 5 – Nonna of Nazianzus; Oswald of Northumbria

Nonna of Nazianzus (d. 374) married a husband (Gregory of Nazianzus (or “Gregory Nazianzen”) the Elder) who belonged to the Hypsisterians (no, not hipsters), a sort of half-pagan, half-Jewish sect that kept some Jewish festivals, but also worshiped fire. This, wrote her son, Gregory of Nazianzus (“the Famous One”) (Jan 25), bugged her, so she… Continue reading August 5 – Nonna of Nazianzus; Oswald of Northumbria