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Saint Hilarion

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Saint Hilarion Famous memorial

Birth
Death
371 (aged 79–80)
Burial
Burial Details Unknown. Specifically: Secretly buried in unknown location in Majuma
Memorial ID
8242253 View Source

Saint Hilarion was born at Tabath, south of Gaza, Palestine in circa 291 and died in the island of Cyprus circa 371. He was known by such prominent people as St. Jerome and St. Epiphanius, Archbishop of Salamis. He was the son of pagan parents. As a boy he was sent to Alexandria to be educated in its schools. While there he became a Christian and at the age of 15 followed the example of others and retired to the desert. After two months he resolved to dovote himself to the life of a hermit. He returned home, gave his fortune to the poor, and then went to live in a little hut in the desert of Majuma, near Gaza. He converted many to Christianity and his fame as a miraculous healer and exorcist became widely known. He did journey to Egypt later in his life as well as the Libyan desert, Sicily and Dalmatia. He finally ended up on the island of Cyprus in a lonely cave in the interior of the island where he spent his last years. His body was initially buried near the town of Paphos, but his faithful disciple, Hesychius, secretly took it away and carried it to Majuma where the saint had lived so long. His feast falls on October 21.

Saint Hilarion was born at Tabath, south of Gaza, Palestine in circa 291 and died in the island of Cyprus circa 371. He was known by such prominent people as St. Jerome and St. Epiphanius, Archbishop of Salamis. He was the son of pagan parents. As a boy he was sent to Alexandria to be educated in its schools. While there he became a Christian and at the age of 15 followed the example of others and retired to the desert. After two months he resolved to dovote himself to the life of a hermit. He returned home, gave his fortune to the poor, and then went to live in a little hut in the desert of Majuma, near Gaza. He converted many to Christianity and his fame as a miraculous healer and exorcist became widely known. He did journey to Egypt later in his life as well as the Libyan desert, Sicily and Dalmatia. He finally ended up on the island of Cyprus in a lonely cave in the interior of the island where he spent his last years. His body was initially buried near the town of Paphos, but his faithful disciple, Hesychius, secretly took it away and carried it to Majuma where the saint had lived so long. His feast falls on October 21.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Juanita-SpiritRainbow
  • Added: 4 Jan 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 8242253
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8242253/hilarion: accessed ), memorial page for Saint Hilarion (291–371), Find a Grave Memorial ID 8242253, ; Maintained by Find a Grave Burial Details Unknown, who reports a Secretly buried in unknown location in Majuma.