The MonkMartyr Pansophias
Commemorated on January 15
The MonkMartyr Pansophias, was a son of the Alexandrian proconsul Nilos. After the death of his father he distributed his inheritance to the poor and settled in the wilderness, where he asceticised for 27 years. During the time of the persecution by Decius (249-251) the Monk Pansophias was brought to trial to the prefect of Alexandria. The monk boldly confessed his faith in Christ and denounced pagan errors, for which he was fiercely beaten with canes, and he died from these beatings, receiving therein a martyr's crown (249-251).
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