St. Gregory the Illuminator

Saint Gregory illuminatorGregory is said to be son of Anak, a Parthian prince of Persian origin. Kusev killed Anak and all his family, whom he feared as possible contender to the throne. The little Gregory was saved from the massacre by a Christian lady who adopted him as a son and brought him up as a Christian in Caesarea. He became a monk and dedicated his life to spread the Gospel.