The Virgin Nativity Cathedral
Section of Northern Lengthwise Nave. North View

Saint Gerasimus with a Lion

Dionisy's frescoes. Saint Gerasimus with a Lion

(† 475), around 450 he came from the Thebaid wilderness (Egypt) to Palestine and settled down in Jordan where he founded a monastery. During the Lent he used to withdraw to the wilderness and eat nothing until Easter when he received communion. A lion helped Gerasimus throughout his life and after Gerasim’s death died on his grave and was buried nearby. Feast day: 4 (17) March.