Book of Saints – Sampson – 27 June

detail of an icon of Saint Sampson of Constantinople, date and artist unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiArticle

(Saint) (June 27) (6th century) A priest at Constantinople who lived in the time of the Emperor Justinian, and earned the title of “Father of the poor.” It is related of him that when the Emperor was lavishing money on the building of the magnificent Cathedral of Saint Sophia, Saint Sampson insisted on the prior claim of the sick and distressed, and that, side by side with the spacious church, should be erected a great Hospital, worthy of its position and of the Imperial magnificence.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Sampson”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 June 2016. Web. 13 May 2021. <>