Saint Cosmas the Melodist

Saint Cosmas the MelodistAlso known as

  • Cosmas the Hymnographer
  • Cosma…

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Born to a very poor family. Educated by an Italian monk who had been taken prisoner by his people. Monk at the San Saba monastery near Bethlehem. Bishop of Mayuma near Gaza in the Holy Lands in 743 where he served the rest of his life. Known as one of the most gifted hymnist of his era.

Born

  • 706 in Jerusalem

Died

Canonized

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Cosmas the Melodist“. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 May 2019. Web. 20 October 2019. <>