|The wrong Narcissus|
Narcissus was eighty when he took over as Patriarch of Jerusalem. Being bishop anywhere for the first few centuries was a risky gig -- and Jerusalem was a very high profile spot. Actually, at the time, the city was called Aelia Capitolina, having been rebuilt by order of the Emperor Hadrian in the 130s after Vespasian's army demolished it in 70. Narcissus was consecrated in180, and he was the thirtieth bishop. That's an average tenure of five years, by my calculation.
|That's the old boy|
Eusebius credits Narcissus with a lot of miracles, but only one seems to get repeated by all the internet sources. I'll repeat it to. Having already determined that the feast of the Resurrection would fall on Sunday, Narcissus was distressed to find one year on the Saturday prior that the church had run out of lamp oil. He filled the lamp with water, prayed really hard, and the water was turned to oil.
|Water to oil|