November 4 – Joannicius the Great

Joannicius the Great (752–846) was born in Bithynia, which is sort of between Mysia and Paphlagonia. His parents couldn’t afford send him to a charter school, so they sent him to tend the family’s sheep. (Or cows, although my sources run 5 to 1 sheep.) More than once he made the sign of the cross… Continue reading November 4 – Joannicius the Great