Today is the feast of St. Zoticus of Constantinopl…

Today is the feast of St. Zoticus of Constantinople. Seems he was a wealthy Roman who surrendered his title to become a priest, moving to Constantinople along with Constantine when the latter moved from Rome. He is called ‘feeder of orphans’ in iconography because he built a hospital for them and the poor. Contantine’s son Constantius had him dragged behind an ass until he died in around 350 A.D.

Hope everyone is having a happy and blessed post-festive season of the Nativity….I for one can’t wait until the Great Fast, then maybe I can undo some of the overdoing I did over the past week!

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