Saint Porphyrius of Gaza

Saint Porphyry, Bishop, from Pictorial Lives of the SaintsAlso known as

  • Porphyry

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Born to wealth. Hermit in the desert of Skete, Egypt. Hermit in Palestine on the bank of the Jordan River. Ordained as a priest in Jerusalem. Reluctant bishop of Gaza, he took to this assignment with great zeal and devotion. He converted almost all of his diocese, and nearly eliminated paganism in it.

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Porphyrius of Gaza“. CatholicSaints.Info. 6 December 2016. Web. 8 December 2016. <>