Saint Marcellus the Righteous
- Also known as
Marcellus the Sleepless
- 29 December
- Inherited a large fortune in his youth.
Studied at Antioch and Ephesus.
Monk and abbot of the Eirenaion monastery at Constantinople.
The monks of these houses were called Akiometoi (= sleepless) because they organized in groups that rotated singing in chapel so they were singing God's praises 24 hours a day.
Under Marcellus, his became the most influential of such houses.
In 465 Constantinople was threatened by destruction by fire; Marcellus's prayers are credited with saving the city.
In 488 he attended a synod called by Saint Flavian.
Participated in the Council of Chalcedon.
- 5th century at Apamea, Syria
- c.485 at Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey)
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