Saint Athanasius of Nicomedia Biography
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|
|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|
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.