Saint Theodore the Studite

detail of an 11th century Byzantine mosaic of Saint Theodore the Studite, artist unknown; Hosios Loukas Monastery, Boeotia, Greece; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Theodore of Stoudios
  • Theodore of Studion
  • Theodore of Studium
  • Theodorus Studita



Monk at the monastery of Saccudion, Asia Minor in 781. Ordained c.787. Abbot of the Saccudion monastery in 794. Abbot of the Stoudios monastery outside Constantinople in 799, which caused him to be the spiritual teacher of many wise and holy men. His writings include the first recorded stand against slavery. Fought iconoclasm. These opinions and writings put him in conflict with imperial authorities, which led to him being exiled three times.




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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Theodore the Studite“. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 February 2019. Web. 25 February 2020. <>