Saint Porphyrius the Mime (or Actor) of Caesarea is a saint who really resonates with me for reasons I don't fully understand. I've had a hard time finding an icon of him online.http://www.athineon.com/en/saint_porphyrius_hand_painted_50_60.aspx
Is this him as this kind of shady looking site alleges or is it Saint Porphyrius of Gaza? The attributes could go either way, I think. St. Porphyrius of Caesarea was converted in the midst of parodying baptism for Julian the Apostate but then again that could be a communion chalice (hence St. Porphyrius, Bishop of Gaza).
Also, St. Porphyrius of Caesarea was a martyr who didn't have time to write anything, whereas St. Porphyrius of Gaza has sayings attributing to him. Can anyone translate his scroll for me?
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