This year I've decided to sketch many of The Great Holy Men and Women of the Church. Come along with me on this journey as we get to know our elder brothers and sisters in faith.
"And therefore we also having so great a cloud of witnesses over our head, laying aside every weight and sin which surrounds us, let us run by patience to the fight proposed to us," Heb 12:1
July 7 (Gregorian Calendar)
Kyriakos the Anchorite (Greek: Ὅσιος Κυριάκος ὁ Ἀναχωρητής, Hosios Kyriakos ho Anachōrētēs) was born in Corinth, Greece in 448. He went to Palestine to the Monastery of Euthymius but because of his youth was sent to confess to Saint Gerasimus; after the death of Saint Gerasimus he returned to the Monastery. Later he took on a more rigorous life of asceticism in the wilderness, yet through his prayers, he lived 107 years and reposed in the year 555.