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Saint Frumentius

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  • History, Life, Biography, Facts and Information about Saint Frumentius
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  • Date of Birth and Death
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  • Description / Title of the Saint : Bishop

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  • Memorial Day / Feast Day of Saint Frumentius: October 27
  • Description / Title of the Saint : Bishop
  • Date of Death: Saint Frumentius died date unknown

The Story and History of Saint Frumentius

The story and history of Saint Frumentius. Saint Frumentius was just a child when his uncle, Meropins of Tyre, took him and his brother Edesius on a voyage to Ethiopia.

In the course of their voyage the vessel touched at a certain port, and the barbarians of that country put the crew and all the passengers to the sword, except the two children. They were carried to the king, at Axuma, who, charmed with the wit and sprightliness of the two boys, took special care of their education; and, not long after made Edesius his cup-bearer, and Frumentius, who was the elder, his treasurer and secretary of state; on his death-bed he thanked them for their services, and in recompense gave them their liberty. After his death the queen begged them to remain a court, and assist her in the government of the state until the young king carne of age. Edesius went back to Tyre, but St. Athanasius ordained Frumentius Bishop of the Ethiopians, and vested with this sacred character he gained great numbers to the Faith, and continued to feed and defend his flock until it pleased the Supreme Pastor to recompense his fidelity and labors.

Feast Day of Saint Frumentius

The Feast Day of Saint Frumentius is October 27. The origin of Feast Days: most saints have specially designated feast days and are associated with a specific day of the year and these are referred to as the saint's feast day. The feast days first arose from the very early Christian custom of the annual commemoration of martyrs on the dates of their deaths at the same time celebrating their birth into heaven.

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