(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.
- Monks of Ramsgate. “Porphyrius”. , 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 6 December 2016. Web. 24 February 2017. <>