Symeon the Stylite the Younger


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  • Symeon the Stylite the Elder —    The first pillar saint (stylite [q.v.]). He was born (ca. 389) the son of a shepherd on the borders of Syria and Cilicia (qq.v.). He tried and rejected other forms of eremitical (q.v.) practice before stepping onto a low pillar about three… …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

  • Stylite —    Monk who lived atop a pillar (stylos). Symeon the Stylite the Elder (q.v.) was the first to practice this type of asceticism (q.v.). From a platform secured to the top of a high (ca. 16 meters) pillar he preached and responded to the queries… …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

  • Simeon Stylites — Infobox Saint name=Saint Simeon Stylites birth date=c. 390 death date=2 September 459 feast day=1 September (Eastern Orthodox Church) 29 Pashons (Coptic Orthodox Church) 5 January (Western Christianity) venerated in=Oriental Orthodox Church… …   Wikipedia

  • List of saints — This article is about Christian saints after 450 AD. For Christian saints before this time, see List of early Christian saints. For a list of venerated persons in Mahayana Buddhism, see List of bodhisattvas. This is an incomplete list of… …   Wikipedia

  • Luke Thaumaturgus — (Luke the Younger, Luke of Hellas, Luke the Wonder worker) (d. 946 AD) is venerated as a saint by the Eastern Orthodox, Byzantine Catholic, and Roman Catholic Churches. He lived as a hermit and stylite from the age of 18 until his death on Mount… …   Wikipedia

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