Book of Saints – John Thaumaturgus


(Saint) Bishop (December 5) (8th century) A Bishop of Polybotum in Phrygia (Asia Minor), one of the most strenuous champions of Orthodoxy against the Emperor Leo the Image-Breaker (A.D. 716-741). So great was Saint John’s reputation for holiness and the fame of the miracles he wrought, whence his surname “Thaumaturgus” (Wonder-worker), that the Emperor did not dare to interfere with him in his zealous pastoral charge of his flock. His people were devoted to him, and he passed away in peace among them.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “John Thaumaturgus”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 27 October 2013. Web. 10 December 2018. <>