- Eusebius the Hermit
Saint Eusebius the Hermit was a fourth century
monksolitary of Syria.
Eusebius undertook a rigorously
asceticlife living without shelter near a mountain village named Asicha.
Though he was elderly and infirm, he ate only fifteen figs during the Great Forty day Fast. When many people began to flock to St. Eusebius, he went to a nearby monastery, built a small enclosure at the monastery walls and lived in it until his death. [http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsLife.asp?FSID=100530]
SaintEusebius the Hermit of Syria is commemorated 15 February by the Eastern Orthodoxand Byzantine CatholicChurches.
[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsLife.asp?FSID=100530 Orthodox Church in America]
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