Commemorated on April 29
The Monk Memnon
the Wonderworker from the time of his youth asceticised in the Egyptian
wilderness. By his arduous ascetic efforts he attained a victory of spirit over
Having become hegumen
of one of the Egyptian monasteries, he wisely and carefully guided the
brethren. And even while aiding them through prayer and counsel, the saint did
not waver in his efforts in the struggle with temptation.
prayer and toil he received the gift of perspicacity; through his prayer a
spring of water gushed forth in the wilderness; locusts destroying the harvest
perished; those suffering shipwreck and calling on his name were saved. After
his death the mere mention of his name dispelled a plague of locusts and undid
the cunning wiles of evil spirits.
© 1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.