Venerable Igantius the Abbot in Asia Minor

Saint Ignatius lived during the tenth century in Cappadocia, and from his youth he was dedicated by his parents to God. Upon attaining the age of maturity, he accepted monasticism and soon was ordained to the holy priesthood.

Later, St Ignatius was made igumen of a monastery of the Savior, called “Deep River,” close to Constantinople. St Ignatius concerned himself about the monastery, embellishing the churches and making an enclosure for the monastery. St Ignatius died in the city of Amoreia in the year 975. His relics were uncovered after a long period of time and found to be incorrupt.