Saint Florus: Bishop of Amisus


Saint Florus was an exceptional civil servant during the days of Emperors Jutus II, Tiberius and Maurice (565-602). He held the rank of patrician. Upon the death of his wife and children, he embraced the monastic life and withdrew to one of his estates. Later he became Bishop of Amisus in Pontus and proved a true disciple of our Lord Jesus Christ. He died in peace. He is commemorated in the Orthodox Church each year on 18th of December.

The Synaxarion The Lives of the Saints of the Orthodox Church, Volume 2,
Holy Convent of the Annunciation of Our Lady Ormylia ( Chalkidike ) 1999

See also:
The church of Saint Eugenios in Trebizond
The Lives of the Monastery Builders of Soumela


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