St Macarius the Stylite of Martkobsk, Georgia

Saint Anthony the Stylite of Martomq’ophi (Martkob), Georgia was one of the Twelve Disciples of St John Zedazeni (May 7). They were ascetics of Syria (Cappadocia), and were the founders of Georgian monasticism, arriving in Georgia from Cappadocia in the mid-sixth century. The holy Thirteen Cappadocian Fathers were actually Georgians, who received their spiritual schooling at the renowned Lavra of St Simeon the Stylite and at other monasteries of Syria and Mesopotamia, intending to return to their native land and assist in its Christian enlightenment.

St Anthony is also commemorated with the others on May 7.