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Paul of Latros

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Subject Religion » Christianity

DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631232032.2001.x


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(d. c .950) Paul and his brother Basil, natives of Aiolia, became monks, Basil going to Mount Olympos, Paul to Karia monastery on Mount Latros, where he cultivated asceticism . Paul became a hermit near Kellibaron monastery for a time, living like a stylite on a rocky pinnacle. Monks joined him and a new monastery was founded, its church dedicated to Archangel Michael. Fleeing fame and disciples, Paul moved to Pythagoras' cave on Samos, but here too others joined him, founding Kerketea Lavra. His last years were spent between Samos and Mount Latros. A famous seer, Byzantine and Bulgarian rulers consulted him. He is commemorated on 15 December; Basil on 26 March. ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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