Didymus the Blind


Diadochus of Photice (sometimes spelled Diadochos of Photiki) was born around 400AD and became the Bishop of Photiki, a town in the northwestern part of what is now Greece. As bishop of that town, he participated in the great Ecumenical Council of Chalcedon in 451AD which clarified how the human and divine natures of the savior are unified in the person of Jesus Christ. Diadochus is best remembered for his writings on the spiritual life and the pursuit of holiness, some of which are included in the famous collection known as the Philocalia. He is numbered among the Fathers of the Church and died in the latter part of the fifth century, sometime before 486AD.Biography by Dr. Italy