SAINT CHRISTOS, THE GARDENER 7187 Saint Christos the Gardener was born in Albania. He travelled to Constantinople, where he exercised the profession of gardening. When he was brought before the Turkish judge he said “I am a Christian and cannot change my faith even if I must suffer a thousand evils.” The judge then ordered Christos to be beaten vigorously with sticks. Following this he was sent to prison and then endured more tortures. He finally gave his soul to the Lord in 1748.