Saint Moses the Black
- Also known as
- Moses the Ethiopian
- 28 August
- 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.
Possessed of supernatural gifts.
A confirmed pacifist, he refused to defend himself with his monastery was attacked.
- 330; Ethiopian ancestry
murdered 405 by Berbers at Petra, Skete, Egypt
relics at the Church of Al Adra (the Virgin)
- Gallery of images of Saint Moses
- Additional Information
Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
Coptic Orthodox Church of Australia
Our Sunday Visitor's Encyclopedia of Saints, by Matthew Bunson, Margaret Bunson, and Stephen Bunson
Saint Moses the Black Norbertine Priory
Saint Mary of Egypt Orthodox Church
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