Saint Abraham of Harran

Also known as

  • Abraames of Harran

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Syrian hermit. Hoping to bring the faith to a village at Mount Lebanon, he set up shop as a fruit seller; the people were willing to buy his fruit, but abused him when he started to preach. He converted them by borrowing money to pay their taxes, which kept them out of prison, finally convincing them of the goodness of Christians. He worked to pay the debt, taught them for three years, found a priest to minister to them, then returned to solitude. Chosen bishop of Harran in Mesopotamia. Greatly influenced Theodosius the Younger, who carried that influence to the throne when he became emperor.

Died

Canonized

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  • “Saint Abraham of Harran“. Saints.SQPN.com. 26 January 2014. Web. 18 April 2014. <>