Bishop and Confessor

A highly cultured young man with an elegant word, he consecrated himself to God in the hermitic life. Appointed Bishop of Neocaesarea, when entering the city he saw everywhere temples of idols; the number of Christians was negligible. At the time of his death, thanks to his apostolic work, hardly a worshiper of idols was found in the whole city who had converted to Christ. Already in life he deserved the name of Thaumaturgo, which means miracle worker, because of the many and stupendous works that he worked: among others, put in prayer, he transferred a mountain to give rise to the building of a temple.

V/. St. Gregory Thaumaturgus.
R/. Pray for us.