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March 4th: The Life of Saint Gerasimos of the Jordan

. Saint Gerasimos was born in the province of Lycia in the southern part of Asia Minor. His parents were wealthy, prosperous people, and he became a merchant, frequently visiting the Egyptian hermits in his travels (particularly the region known as the Thebaid). From a very early age St. Gerasimos developed a great love of […]

Gerasimos the Righteous of Jordan (March 4)

This remarkable and renowned saint first learned about the ascetic life while he was in the Egyptian Thebaid. He then went to the Jordan and founded a community in which there were seventy monks. This community still exists today. He instituted a special rule for his monastery. According to this rule the monks spent five […]