Book of Saints – Joannicius

[Saint Joannicus of Mount Olympus]Article

(Saint) Abbot (November 4) (9th century) A native of Bithynia in Asia Minor, who after serving as a soldier, retired to a solitary place near Mount Olympus and embraced the life of a hermit. Pursued, however, by popular veneration, he often changed his abode. He was endued in a high degree with the gifts of prophecy and of miracles; and was a strenuous opponent of the Iconoclast heretics. He died at the age of ninety-four (A.D. 846), and his memory is greatly honoured, especially among the Greeks and Sclavonians.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Joannicius”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 October 2013. Web. 20 February 2019. <>