- Saint Hesychastes; Saint Silentiarus
Confessor, Bishop of Colonia, Armenia, born Nicopolis, Armenia, 452; died near Jerusalem, 558. His life of mortification and self-denial continued even when he was Bishop of Colonia. His last days were spent in seclusion and perpetual silence in the desert near Jerusalem. Represented holding his finger to his lips, signifying his love of silence. Feast, 13 May.
- “Saint John the Silent”. . Saints.SQPN.com. 31 July 2013. Web. 27 December 2014. <>