Mark the Deacon
Life of Saint Porphyry, Bishop of Gaza:
Written by Porphyry's own disciple.
Describes among other things how
the State, at the Church's request,
forcibly suppressed pagan worship
(although not all ancient sources agree that
Porphyry favored this.) Also describes
the veneration of the True Cross in Jerusalem.
Hill translation, 1913.
Return to St Pachomius Library.