The Father Of The Anno Domini Era,
And The First Known Medieval Latin Writer
To Use A Precursor Of The Number Zero.
Saint Nicetas Of Remesiana,
The Author Of The Te Deum Laudamus.
Saint John Cassian,
Friend And Disciple Of Saint John Chrysostom,
Founder Of Saint Victor's Abbey In Marseille,
Had A Great Influence On St. Benedict Of Nursia,
The Founder Of Western Monasticism;
Condemned The Teachings Of Augustine Of Hippo.
Having cleansed yourself through fasting, You attained the understanding of wisdom, and from the desert fathers You learned the restraint of the passions. To this end through your prayers grant our flesh obedience to the spirit. For you are the teacher, O venerable John Cassian, of all who in Christ praise your memory.
As a venerable monk, You consecrated your life to God, and radiant with virtue, O John Cassian, You shine like the sun with the splendor of your divine teachings, Illumining ever the hearts of all who honor you. Entreat Christ earnestly in behalf of those who praise you with fervent love.
The image of God, was faithfully preserved in you, O Father. For you took up the Cross and followed Christ. By Your actions you taught us to look beyond the flesh for it passes, rather to be concerned about the soul which is immortal. Wherefore, O Holy John Cassian, your soul rejoices with the angels.
Thy words breathe forth the sweetness of heavenly cassia, dispelling the foul odour of passion and pleasures; but with the sweet fragrance of thy discretion and temperance, they make known the spiritual ascents in the Spirit, leading men on high, O righteous Father John Cassian, divinely-sent guide of monks.
Or The King Of Glory,
Illustrating The Theopaschite Formula
Of The Scythian Monks:
One Of The Trinity For Us Has Suffered.