Book of Saints – Malchus – 21 October

woodcut of Saint Malchus by Jan Sadeler, image courtesy of the Digital Image Archive, Pitts Theology Library, Candler School of Theology, Emory UniversityArticle

(Saint) (October 21) (4th century) A Syrian who entered a monastery at Chalcis near Antioch (A.D. 337). After about twenty years of monastic life, while on a journey, he was seized by marauding Arabs, who sold him for a slave; nor was he able until after seven years of bondage to return to his monastery. Before his death he came to know Saint Jerome, who drew up some account of him from what the Saint communicated to him (A.D. 390 about).

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Malchus”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 November 2014. Web. 17 January 2019. <>