St Aninanus, Second Bishop of Alexandria
(April 25)

When St Mark stepped from the boat onto dry land in Alexandria, one of his shoes was torn, and he took it to a cobbler. While the cob-bler was sewing it, he drove the awl through his left hand and the blood began to flow, the man screaming with the pain. Then the Apostle of God mixed dust with his spittle and anointed the injured hand, and it at once became whole and healthy. The cobbler mar-velled at this miracle, and invited Mark to his house. Hearing Mark's preaching, Anianus, for that was his name, was baptised, he and his whole household. Anianus showed such devotion and zeal for the work of God that St Mark consecrated him bishop, and this holy man was the second Bishop of Alexandria.

* From "The Prologue from Ochrid", by Bishop Nikolai Velimirovic - Lazarica Press - Birmingham 1985
Four Book Edition - Translated by Mother Maria - Dates based on old church calendar.
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