At the age of forty he became a priest and was given care of the relics of the true Cross of Jesus. When Porphyry was made bishop of Gaza, he worked as hard as he could to convert the pagans and stop the many pagan practices and superstitions.
Although he was able to stop many of these practices, he had to suffer very much from his
Let us have nothing to do with foolish superstitions. There is no such thing as good luck from charms or bad luck from numbers, and other such things. God watches over us and gives us all the help we need, if we pray.