June 26: Saint David of Thessaloniki

Blessed David came from Northern Mesopotamia, which was a large monastic centre, and was born in about 450 A. D. For reasons we don’t know, he came to Thessaloniki together with a monk called Adola. According to their biography, he initially entered the monastery of the Martyr Saints Theodora and Mercurius, which was known as the “Koukouliates”, the location of which was defined as being “in the northern part of the city, near the walls where the Aproïtes gate is”.