Book of Saints – Hypatius of The Oak


(Saint) Abbot (June 17) (5th century) Born in Phrygia of pious parents dining the reign of the Emperors Arcadius and Honorius, at the age of nineteen, he embraced the life of a solitary in the wilds of Thrace. Later, crossing into Bithynia, he joined the community of the monastery known in history as that of “The Oak.” He restored the house from the state of semi-ruin into which it had fallen, and presided over it as Abbot until his death (A.D. 450 about). He was then in great repute for holiness, and had attained the age of eighty years. Miracles in life and after death bore witness to his sanctity.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Hypatius”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 September 2013. Web. 25 September 2020. <>