Hieromartyr Lampados of Irenopolis

Saint Lampados was from Irenopolis in Isauria and lived during the tenth century. While he was still in the world, he shone with the Christian virtues. He was distinguished for his wisdom, his exceeding goodness, controlling his tongue, his patience, his forbearance, his gentleness, and for his great love for the poor and the suffering.

Later he struggled in asceticism, and he was one of those ascetics who, by their holy life and the reputation of their virtue, are also profitable for the world. Many who came to his hermitage were led by Saint Lampados to the appropriate spiritual balsam, and they recovered their moral health, which the passions and the pleasures of the flesh had destroyed.

This monastic saint performed many miracles during his lifetime and after his repose.