Palladius of Antioch


Palladius of Antioch

Palladius of Antioch, Saint Palladius the Desert Dweller (died 309) - Orthodox and Catholic saint. Palladius was hermit in the desert near Antioch, Syria (today Turkey). Friend of Saint Simeon. Died in 390 of natural causes and was canonized yet in pre-Congregation times.

Saint Palladius the Desert Dweller led an ascetical life in a certain mountain cave near Syrian Antioch. Because of his struggles, he received from the Lord a gift of wonder-working. Once, a merchant was found murdered by robbers near his cave. People accused St Palladius of the murder, but through the prayer of the saint, the dead man rose up and named his murderers. The saint died at the end of the fourth century, leaving behind several edifying works.

Saint Palladius is commemorated in the Orthodox Church and Eastern Catholic Churches on January 28.

References

* [http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsLife.asp?FSID=100332 Orthodox Church in America]

See also

*Christian monasticism
*Stylites


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