(Saint) Bishop (June 14) (9th century) By birth a native of Sicily, he founded a monastery on the Island of Chio in the Grecian Archipelago. Summoned thence to Constantinople by the Patriarch Nicephorus, he endured much persecution from the Iconoclasts. On the death of Nicephorus, the Empress Theodora induced Methodius to accept the vacant See, which he occupied for four years. It is said that so great was the popular opinion of his sanctity that his Festival as a Saint began to be celebrated during the Episcopate of his immediate successor, Saint Ignatius. He has left several works, among which are a Book of Penitential Canons and a Panegyric of Saint Dionysius the Areopagite. He died A.D. 846.
- Monks of Ramsgate. “Methodius”. , 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 November 2015. Web. 6 December 2016. <>