Saint Hypatius of Chalcedon

Also known as

  • Hypatius of Bithynia
  • Hypatius of The Oak
  • the Scholar of Christ



Monk. Following a vision, he became a hermit at age 19 in Thrace, then Constantinople, and then Chalcedon, Bithynia with a friend and fellow hermit named Jason. Abbot at Chalcedon. Fierce opponent of Nestorianism. Sheltered Saint Alexander Akimetes and others at his hermitage near Chalcedon when their lives were threatened by Nestorian heretics. Hypatius is credited with halting a revival of the Olympic games because of their pagan origins. Prophet and miracle worker.


  • at Phrygia


  • c.450 of natural causes


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Hypatius of Chalcedon“. CatholicSaints.Info. 16 June 2017. Web. 21 April 2021. <>