The Monastics Andronikos and his wife Athanasia
Commemorated on October 9
Andronikos and his wife Athanasia lived in Antioch during the V Century.
Saint Andronikos was a craftsman. His earnings he divided into three portions.
One part he gave to the church, the second – for the poor, and the third he
used for his family. When the Lord took the son and daughter of Andronikos and
Athanasia, the pious spouses decided to fully devote themselves to the service
of God, helping the poor and the sick. And soon the saintly spouses set out for
Alexandria, where Andronikos entered a skete monastery, and Athanasia – the
women's Tabennisiota monastery.
© 1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.