Germanus of Dobrogea

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The Venerable Gherman of Dobrogea - feast day February 29. St. Gherman was a chosen vessel of divine works in the fourth and fifth centuries in the land of ancient Scythia Minor which was traversed by the steps and words of St. Andrew the Apostle. St. Gherman lived in the eremitic places of Syria, Palestine and Egypt and was granted the grace of priesthood at the hands of St. John Chrysostom. He returned to the lands of Dobrogea, renewing the monastic life there. He was a friend of St. John Cassian, who calls him "The holy father Gherman" in his writing. St. Gherman fed from the wisdom and richness of his spiritual gifts the souls of those searching for God and Christian perfection.