Jan 29

Saint Aphraates

January 29th IV century

Aphraates (Masculino)
in Antioquía de Siria, in current Turkey
January 29th
Close of Antioch of Syria (today in Turkey), saint Aphraates, Anchorite, who, born and educated among the Persians, following in the footsteps of the Magi became the Lord in Bethlehem and withdrew to Edessa, living in a small house outside the walls. Later, with his preaching and writings he defended the Catholic faith against the Arians (c. 378). Roman martyrology