Saint Basil of Parion

Also known as

  • Basilios of Parion
  • Basileios of Parion
  • Basil of Parium



Bishop of Parion, Mysia (an area of modern Turkey) during the reign of Emperor Leo Isaureren. Defended the use of icons and images during the iconoclasm heresy, refused to sign and abide by imperial iconoclast orders, would not have contact with heretics, and prohibited them coming to his diocese. His opposition to the authorities led to renunciations, abuse, torture and years of ministering to the faithful on the run and in secret.


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Basil of Parion”. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 April 2010. Web. 14 May 2021. <>