Saint Moses the Hermit

Also known as

  • Apostle of the Saracens



Hermit in the area between Syria and Egypt. Evangelized the nomadic tribes in the Syro-Arabian desert. Mavia, their queen, agreed to this on the provision that Moses be named their bishop. Moses agreed, but a controversy ensued when he refused to deal with the archbishop of Alexandria, Egypt; the archbishop had jurisdiction over the area, but was supported Arianism, which made him a heretic to Moses. Later consecrated by an orthodox bishop, Moses spent the rest of his life teaching and preaching to the nomads. Negotiated a lasting peace between the nomads and the Roman empire.



  • c.372 of natural causes


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Moses the Hermit“. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 February 2020. Web. 25 September 2021. <>