- Simeon of Trier
- Symeon of…
His father was Greek, his mother Calabrian. Educated in Constantinople. Pilgrim to the Holy Lands where he supported himself by serving as tour guide to other pilgrims. Spoke Greek, Latin, Coptic, Syriac and Arabic. Monk in Bethlehem. Deacon. Hermit beside the River Jordan. Monk in Bethlehem. Hermit on Mount Sinai. Sent to seek alms from the Duke of Normandy for the support of other hermits on the mountain. Hermit near Trier, Germany under the direction of the abbot of the nearby Benedictine monastery of Saint Martin. One of the last great figures linking the Orthodox West with the Orthodox East.
- in 1035 in Trier, Germany of natural causes
- buried in his hermitage
- a collegiate church was built in the nearby city wall’s gate, known as the Porta Nigra, and his relics were enshrined there in 1037
- church destroyed and relics lost during a construction project in 1804
- “Saint Simeon of Syracuse“. CatholicSaints.Info. 1 June 2016. Web. 1 October 2016. <>