St. Euphrosynus the Cook


St. Euphrosynus the Cook, of Alexandria

Euphrosynus was a monastery cook in the 9th century. One night, his spiritual father dreamed of being in Paradise, and saw Euphrosynus there as well. Euphrosynus picked and gave him three apples from Paradise. When the spiritual father woke up, he saw three unusually beautiful and fragrant apples by his pillow.

Euphrosynus is the patron saint of chefs and family cooks.

Feast day: 11 September

SKU: GL-105 Category: Tag:


18.2 x 29.6 cm Portrait
Egg tempera, gesso on muslin over pine wood
24C goldleaf