Mounted Orthodox Icons of B Saints (15)
Commemorated on February 11 / 24
According to Bishop Nikolai Velimirovch in The Prologue from Ohrid:
Born in Cappadocia, Blaise was meek and God-fearing from early childhood. He was chosen for his virtues as bishop of Sebaste, and was a great spiritual and moral light in that pagan town. During a period of violent persecution of Christians, Blaise encouraged his flock and visited the martyrs in prison, among whom was the famous Eustratius.