The Monk Vendimian
Commemorated on February 1
The Monk Vendimian was born in Myzia. In his youth he was a disciple of Saint Auxentios, one of the fathers of the Fourth OEcumenical Council. Having settled in the monastery, founded by the Monk Auxentios (Comm. 14 February) on Mount Oxea – not far from Chalcedon (Asia Minor), he pursued asceticism for 42 years in fasting and prayer at the cell of his teacher – in the crevice of a cliff, undergoing temptation from demons. For his deeds the monk was granted a gift of healing. He died in about the year 512.
© 1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.