(Saint) Bishop (March 11) (7th century) A Syrian Saint from Damascus, the friend of Saint John the Almoner of Alexandria. Elected Patriarch of Jerusalem (A.D. 633), he showed himself a zealous and self-sacrificing Pastor of souls. He revised the Menoea or Eastern Martyrology, and has left us several works of his own composition. His last Christmas sermon, preached when the Mohammedans had already laid siege to Jerusalem, and the Christians could not, according to custom, go out to keep the festival at Bethlehem, is very touching. He died A.D. 637, of grief, shortly after the Holy City had been taken and devastated by the infidels.
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