July 26, 2019

Consecration of the Archangel Gabriel in Chaldais

According to the Lavra Codex D39 the consecration of the Church or Monastery of the Archangel Gabriel in Chaldais took place on July 25th, while the Synaxaristes of Saint Nikodemos says it was on July 26th. The location of Chaldais is probably where the people of Chalybes dwelt, mentioned by classical authors as living in Pontus and Cappadocia in northern Anatolia. Their territory was known as Chaldia, extending from the Halys to Pharnakeia and Trebizond in the east and as far south as eastern Anatolia.