Saint Eumenes

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Eumenes, Bishop of Gortyna (Menologion of Basil II).jpg
Bishop of Gortyna
Born 3rd-7th Century
Residence Crete
Died Thebaid
Feast September 18[1][2]
Major works Killed a venomous snake, drove out demons, and healed the sick

Saint Eumenes (or Eumenius) was a bishop of Gortyna in Crete during the 7th century (some sources say 3rd century). His feast day occurs on September 18. He gave up his wealth as a young man and was chosen as bishop of Gortyna. Many miracles are attributed to him: he killed a venomous snake, drove out demons, and healed the sick. He performed miracles at Gortyna, Rome, and in the Thebaid. He died in exile in the Thebaid.


  1. ^ Great Synaxaristes: (in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Εὐμένιος ὁ Θαυματουργός Ἐπίσκοπος Γορτύνης. 18 Σεπτεμβρίου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  2. ^ St Eumenius the Bishop of Gortyna. OCA - Lives of the Saints.

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