David the Dendrite
Saint David the Tree-Dweller
|Venerated in||Catholic Church|
|Feast||26 June (Roman Catholic & Orthodox Church)|
16 September (Translation of Relics) (Greek Orthodox Church)
David the Dendrite (c. 450–540), also known as David the tree-dweller and David of Thessalonika, is a patron saint of Thessaloniki. David became a monk at the Monastery of Saints Merkourios and Theodore outside Thessaloniki. Famed for his sound advice, he was hounded by crowds seeking words of wisdom and prayer. Wishing a quiet, contemplative life, David fled to the seclusion of an almond tree, where he lived for three years.
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- Orthodox Church in America: Monkmartyr David of Thessalonica
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- God's Foolishness, a discussion of holy fools, including David the Dendrite