Saint Thaddeus of Scythia

Also known as

  • Thaddee



Ninth-century Scythian slave. Relative of Saint Theodore Studites. Freed from slavery, Thaddeus became a monk. His house was dispersed in the iconoclast persecutions of Emperor Leo V. Thaddeus was arrested with several brother monks, ordered to reject icons and images, and to trample on an icon of Christ; he refused. Martyr.


  • received 130 lashes and was left for dead; he survived two days before dying of the injuries


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Thaddeus of Scythia“. CatholicSaints.Info. 28 December 2013. Web. 27 February 2021. <>