November 20 – Gregory the Decapolite; Edmund the Martyr

Gregory the Decapolite (d. ca. 816–820) was from the Decapolis (“Ten Cities”), an imaginatively-named administrative district of the Roman Empire in what is now Jordan. (“What should we call this district, your governorship?” “I dunno. How many cities are in it?”) He was a pious lad, loved to go to church, and “constantly read” the… Continue reading November 20 – Gregory the Decapolite; Edmund the Martyr