The Monks Isaac, Dalmatius and Faustus
Commemorated on August 3
The Monks Isaac,
Dalmatius and Faustus were hegumens of a Dalmatian monastery. The Monk
Dalmatius had served in the army of the holy nobleborn emperor Theodosius the
Great (379-395) and gained his notice. Having left the world somewhere between
the years 381-383, the Monk Dalmatius together with his son Faustus went to the
monastery of the Monk Isaac near Constantinople. The Monk Isaac vowed father
and son into monasticism, and they both began to lead a strict ascetic life.
Once during Great Lent the Monk Dalmatius did not partake of food during the
course of 40 days, and later having regained his strength, he was vouchsafed
worthy of a Divine vision. Having drawn near the end of his earthly life, the
Monk Isaac put in his place as monastery head the Monk Dalmatius, through whose
name the monastery became known as the Dalmatian.
© 1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.