- Palladius of Antioch
Palladius of Antioch, Saint Palladius the Desert Dweller (died 309) -
Orthodoxand Catholicsaint. Palladius was hermitin the desertnear 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 cavenear Syrian Antioch. Because of his struggles, he received from the Lord a gift of wonder-working. Once, a merchantwas found murdered by robbers near his cave. People accused St Palladius of the murder, but through the prayerof 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 Churchand Eastern Catholic Churcheson January 28.
* [http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsLife.asp?FSID=100332 Orthodox Church in America]
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