Saint Theophylact of Nicomedia

Saint Theophylact of NicomediaAlso known as

  • Theophylact of Constantinople
  • Theophilus
  • Teofilatto



Immigrant to Constantinople. Studied under Saint Tarasius, Patriach of Constantinople. Sent by Tarasius to a monastery on the Bosphorus with Saint Michael the Confessor. Monk. Established hospices for travellers, and worked with the poor, widows, orphans, the mentally ill, the blind, lame, and sick. Bishop of Nicomedia (part of modern Turkey). Opposed the Iconoclasm of Emperor Leo V of Armenia; banished by Leo to the fortress of Coria, and imprisoned for the last 35 years of his life.




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