St Bassian of Constantinople

Saint Bassian of Constantinople was born in eastern Syria and became an ascetic in Constantinople, where the pious emperor Marcian (450-457) ruled. The venerable Bassian was the igumen at a monastery where there were three hundred monks. Among them also was St Matrona (November 9), who dressed in men’s attire. St Bassian lived in his monastery to an old age, famed for his virtuous life and numerous miracles, and peacefully fell asleep in the Lord.