Greek Saint Maxim (13th cent), Metropolitan of Kiev, was particularly concerned about marriage. He encouraged couples to be married in the faith, and urged men to seek religious spouses because, he believed, "the woman is unto the salvation of the man." He is celebrated December 6th, the date of his peaceful repose.
Saint Maximus the Confessor. Philosopher and monastic Theologian, martyr and champion of Chalcedonian Christology against the Monotheletist and Neo-Origenist heretics. An equal to Augustine in the East with regard to orthodox Christian Neo-Platonism.