St. Gregory of Neocaesarea

"If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move." - Jesus to the Apostles, Matthew 17:20. 

St. Gregory of Neocaesarea (also called St. Gregory the Wonder-Worker or St. Gregory Thaumaturgus) took this passage very literally. Through his prayers, and entire mountain was moved to make way for a church to be built!

Lifetime: ~213 to ~270
Region: Modern Turkey
Patronages: Earthquakes; Floods; Forgotten causes
Iconograpy: Bishop's attire; White hair/beard; Holding a book
Feast Day: November 17

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