Abraham of Kratia
|Abraham of Kratia|
|Venerated in||Christian Church|
He was born at Emesa in Byzantine Syria. The community there was dispersed shortly later by nomadic raiders. Abraham himself fled to Constantinople. When he was only twenty-six years old, he was made the abbot of the monastery of Kratia in Bithynia. Some ten years later, he secretly left for Palestine seeking a quieter life. He was subsequently made to return to his monastery, where he also was shortly thereafter made the local bishop of Kratia. He served as a bishop for 13 years before he retired about 525, and again left for Palestine, and remained there for the rest of his life, living a life of religious contemplation and having becοme a hermit. He lived in a monastery at the Tower of Eudokia. He died on December 6, which would later be his feast day.
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