The Monk Vendimian

Commemorated on February 1

      The Monk Vendimian was born in Myzia. In his youth he was a disciple of Saint Auxentios, one of the fathers of the Fourth OEcumenical Council. Having settled in the monastery, founded by the Monk Auxentios (Comm. 14 February) on Mount Oxea not far from Chalcedon (Asia Minor), he pursued asceticism for 42 years in fasting and prayer at the cell of his teacher in the crevice of a cliff, undergoing temptation from demons. For his deeds the monk was granted a gift of healing. He died in about the year 512.

1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.

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