January 25, 2019

Venerable Demetrios the Skeuophylax

St. Demetrios the Skeuophylax (Feast Day - January 25)


Demetrios was not of things earthly,
Looking towards the delights of the immaterial abode.

On this day we commemorate Venerable Demetrios the Skeuophylax, which means he was probably a deacon who was a keeper of the sacred vessels of the church, perhaps the one mentioned under Patrairch Tarasios in the late eighth century. It is thought that at the Seventh Ecumenical Synod he read from the works of the Holy Fathers on icons.