August 12 – Alexander of Comana; Pope Innocent XI

Alexander of Comana (d. ca. 250) studied philosophy, and finding it about as useful in the third century as it is today, made a midlife career change to fool-for-Christ and charcoal manufacturer. When the bishop died, the locals were unable to agree on a successor, so (St.) Gregory Thaumaturgos, bishop of nearby Neocaesarea, was brought… Continue reading August 12 – Alexander of Comana; Pope Innocent XI