Procopius of Gaza


St. Procopius is the most prominent and prolific representative of a group of Christian rhetoricians of the late fifth and early sixth century located in the city of Gaza, on the Mediterranean shore of the Holy Land.  Little is known about his life, but many of his extensive commentaries on Scripture are preserved.  He is a valuable witness to the Apostolic Tradition since his commentaries are filled with extensive quotes from earlier Fathers of the Church including Origen, Basil the Great, and Cyril of Alexandria.  Procopius died around the year AD 538 and is honored as a Saint by Catholic and Orthodox Churches.