Book of Saints – Methodius – 14 June

image of Saint Methodius from an icon depicting the 'Triumph of Orthodoxy', c.1400, British MuseumArticle

(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.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Methodius”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 November 2015. Web. 27 May 2019. <>