November 28 – Stephen the New; Symeon Metaphrastes

Stephen the New (ca. 715–767), (aka Stephen the Younger) was born after his parents had two daughters, despite their constant prayers for a son. They dedicated him to the Lord, and on his sixteenth birthday took him to Mt. St. Auxentius in Bithynia and apprenticed him to the hermit John. When John died, Stephen hermitted… Continue reading November 28 – Stephen the New; Symeon Metaphrastes