Science of the Saints, 8 January, Saint George the Chozebite

The Monk George the Chozebite was born on the island of Crete. At the death of his parents he set off to Palestine to venerate at the holy places. Here he entered into the Chozebite monastic community, situated between the River Jordan and Jerusalem, and he later became head of this monastery. The Monk George presented the monks example in fasting, vigil, and physical efforts. Having lived upon the earth as though incorporeal, he died peacefully in the seventh century.

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