Saint Alypius Stylites

icon Saint Alypius the Stylite by Zoran Tomic; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Alypius of Adrianople
  • Alypius of Adrianoplis
  • Alypius of Hadrianople
  • Alypius of Hadrianopolis
  • Alipio
  • Stiljanus
  • Stylianos
  • Stylianus
  • Styllianus

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Deacon. Gave away all his possessions to live first as a monk, and then as a cave hermit and finally as one of the early ascetics who would live atop a pillar for long periods.

Born

  • early 4th-century in Adrianople, Paphlagonia, Asia Minor (modern Edirne, Turkey)

Died

  • c.390 at Adrianopolis, Paphlagonia, Asia Minor (modern Edirne, Turkey) of natural causes

Representation

Canonized

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Alypius Stylites“. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 November 2015. Web. 31 August 2016. <>