October 1 – Romanos the Melodist; Thérèse of Lisieux

Romanos the Melodist (ca. 490–ca. 556) was born in Emesa (modern Homs, Syria) or Damascus (modern Damascus). He was baptized as a boy and moved to Beirut (ancient Berytus), where he was deaconified, then to Constantinople (all shipping lanes led to Constantinople in those days), where he got a job as sacristan at Hagia Sophia.… Continue reading October 1 – Romanos the Melodist; Thérèse of Lisieux