Christian mythology

A selection of Christian Martyrs, Hermits & Virgins


Christian Saint

Also known as Porphyry, Porphyrius of Gaza

Reluctant Bishop

He was instructed to make his way to Caesarea where he was held down by force and consecrated Bishop of Gaza.

He knew he wasn’t wanted there when Pagans barricaded the road, and he had to pray away a drought. This persuaded many that Christianity might have its uses and they let him through.

However, Pagan diehards were not happy and set fire to the Bishop’s house. But a girl managed to hide him from the mob, and as a special reward he converted her.

St. Porphyrius Facts and Figures

Name: Porphyrius
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Porphyry, Porphyrius of Gaza

Gender: Male
Type: Saint
Birth and Death Dates: 347-420
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 164

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Article last revised on April 07, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
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