November 11 – Menas of Egypt; Martin of Tours

Menas of Egypt (285–ca. 304 or 309)’s mother Euphemia, barren for years, prayed for a son (why doesn’t anybody pray for a daughter?) before an icon of the Theotokos, and heard a voice from the icon say, “Amen.” A “few months” later, there was Menas! He joined the army at 15 (just after his father… Continue reading November 11 – Menas of Egypt; Martin of Tours