St. Nonnus, bishop of Heliopolis (471)

Commemorated on November 10

At first he was tonsured a monk in the Tabennis Monastery where he became known for his great asceticism. In 448 he was elected Bishop of Edessa, and in 451 he was translated to Heliopolis. Here St. Nonnus successfully worked to bring the Arabs to Christ (see October 8). He died in 471.

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