Saint Christopher of Trebizond

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Saint Christopher of Trebizond was born in a village called Gazaree in Trebizond in the region of Pontus, Asia Minor.[1] He was the head of the Soumela Monastery on Mount Mela in the second half of the seventh century (641-668). The Eastern Orthodox church celebrates his life on the 18th of August each year.


  1. ^ The Lives of the Monastery Builders of Soumela, A translation from the Greek of "The Great Synaxaristes of the Orthodox Church", Holy Apostles Convent , Colorado, 1991

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