Saint Zosimas of Palestine

Feast Day: April 4th


The Life of Saint Zosimas: While wandering in the desert at this time he met Saint Mary, who told him her life story as a Confession and asked him to meet her the next year on Holy Thursday on the banks of the Jordan, in order to bring her Holy Communion…

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Prayers

Akathist Hymn to Saint Zosimas and Saint Mary of Egypt

Apolytikion: Let us the faithful praise Zosimas the offspring of the wilderness, the Angel in the flesh and the boast of Monastics. With him, let us acclaim Holy Mary of Egypt whose life transcended the limits of nature. Together, let us cry to them: Glory to Him Who strengthened you! Glory to Him Who Sanctified you! Glory to Him Who through you works healing for all.

Kontakion: Let us all praise the Venerable Zosimas, the boast of Monastics, and with him, Mary who in the desert lived the Angelic life. Let us cry to them in faith: deliver from harm and corrupting passions, those who celebrate your radiant Memory.


Saint Zosimas had the great Blessing of meeting Saint Mary of Egypt and to hear of her Ascetic life of repentance. He also ministered to her the Most Precious Body and Blood of Our Lord God and Saviour Jesus Christ, and he buried her Holy Body with the assistance of a nearby lion. It is because of Saint Zosimas that God brought to light the life of the Holy Virgin Ascetic of Repentance, our most dear Saint Mary of Egypt.

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