The Monk Athanasias of Mydicea

Commemorated on October 26

      The Monk Athanasias of Mydicea by love for the monastic life secretly left his parental home, but was forcibly returned by his father. But after a certain while Athanasias with the consent of his father entered the Mydicea monastery in Bythnia. He was a companion of the Monk Nikita (Comm. 3 April) and he died about the year 814. On his grave grew up a cypress tree, from which by the grace of God, occurred healings.

© 1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.