Commemorated on May 12
was from his youthful years a disciple of Saint Epiphanios of Cyprus; he
accompanied him on all his journeys and he wrote down about the life and
miracles of his teacher.
accompanied Saint Epiphanios when he was returning from Constantinople, – not
wanting to take part in the council condemning Saint John Chrysostomos. Dying,
Saint Epiphanios instructed Saint Polybios: "Go to Egypt, and after death
I shall concern myself about thee". Saint Polybios with humility fulfilled
the bidding of his teacher and, not waiting for the burial of the body, he set
out to Egypt, where he was made bishop of the city of Rinocyreia. For his
virtuous ascetic life, Saint Polybios was granted the gift of wonderworking.
Thus, the Lord once through his prayer sent rain during a time of drought and
made abundant the harvest upon the fields. Saint Polybios reposed to God in old
age in the V Century.
© 1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.