- Moses the Ethiopian
Born into slavery to an Egyptian official’s family. An unruly thief, he was driven from the house and fell in with a band of robbers. On the run, he took refuge with hermits at the monastery of Petra in the desert of Skete, Egypt. He was converted and joined them as a monk. Priest. Possessed of supernatural gifts. A confirmed pacifist, he refused to defend himself with his monastery was attacked.
- “Saint Moses the Black“. Saints.SQPN.com. 28 August 2013. Web. 7 March 2014. <>