Book of Saints – Porphyrius – 26 February

Saint Porphyry, Bishop, from Pictorial Lives of the SaintsArticle

(Saint) Bishop February 26) (5th century) A Greek, a personage of wealth and consideration who, selling his goods and bestowing the proceeds on the poor, lived the life of a hermit, at first in Egypt, but afterwards in Palestine on the banks of the Jordan. Much against his will he was made Bishop of Gaza, and presided over that Church for twenty-seven years. He worked hard and successfully at the conversion of the Pagans, in his time still numerous in Syria and Palestine, A.D. 420 is given as the date of his death. Mark, a disciple of Saint Porphyrius, has left us an interesting and trustworthy life of his master.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Porphyrius”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 6 December 2016. Web. 29 April 2017. <>