Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Saint Athanasius of Nicomedia – Saint of the Day – February 22

Saint Athanasius of Nicomedia Biography

Saint Athanasius of Nicomedia Profile. Born: Early 9th Century in Turkey, Europe. Worked in Constantinople, Turkey. Died: 818 AD in N/A. Feast Day is celebrated on February 22.

Saint of the Day

St. Athanasius of Nicomedia Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Date of Birth Early 9th Century
Country of Birth Turkey in Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Saints who were Monks
Profession Missionary
Place of Work Constantinople, Turkey
Date of Death 818 AD
Place of Death N/A
Feast Day February 22
Beatification Beatified by N/A
Canonization Canonized by Pre-Congregation
Patron Saint of N/A

Biography

St. Athanasius of Nicomedia was born in a wealthy family but preferred an ascetic life as a hermit. He became a monk and later an abbot at the monasteries of St. Peter and Paul near Nicomedia in Turkey.

He was arrested imprisoned and later exiled during the Iconoclastic persecutions of Emperor Leo V. He was of great support to Saint Theodore Studites.

St. Athanasius of Nicomedia

St. Athanasius of Nicomedia