Blessed Gregory, Patriarch of Antioch
(April 20)

An Armenian by birth, he was abbot first of the Pharanite monas-tery and then on Mount Sinai and, when Blessed Anastasius was driven from the patriarchal throne, was, against his will, installed as Patriarch of Antioch. John Moschus writes about him in his `Meadow', praising him highly. Gregory was particularly distin-guished by an outstanding compassion, most especially towards sinners. He entered into rest in the Lord in 593.

* 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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