Saint Sophronius of Jerusalem

Saint Sophronius of JerusalemAlso known as

  • Sophronius of Damascus
  • Sophronius the Sophist



Travelled widely in the East and West. Taught rhetoric. Monk in Palestine at several houses, including at Bethlehem. Lived several years at Alexandria, Egypt near Saint John the Almoner. Ecclesiastical writer of distinction. Poet and extensive correspondent; some of his writings have survived. Fought the Monothelitism heresy. Patriach of Jerusalem from 634 until his death. Driven from the city by Saracens in 637, he eventually negotiated a peace that guaranteed a level of protection to the city’s Christians.



  • c.638; sources disagree on cause and location


MLA Citation

  • “Saint Sophronius of Jerusalem“. CatholicSaints.Info. 24 May 2020. Web. 2 December 2021. <>