The Monk Marcian of Syr'
Commemorated on January 18
The Monk Marcian
of Syr' asceticised in the wilderness near the city of Syr'. Having built
himself a small hut, he settled in it, passing the time at prayer, singing
psalms and reading the Divine books. His food was very skimpy. Reports about
his holy life attracted to him many zealous ascetics, and the Monk Marcian
established a monastery for them.
© 1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.