St Michael of Synnada – Feast Day – May 23

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St Michael of Synnada, also known as Michael the Confessor, was the Bishop of Synnada, Phrygia in modern-day Turkey. He was born in the 8th century AD and died in 826 AD in Eudokiadu, Turkey. We celebrate his feast day on May 23 every year in the Catholic Church.

The Memorial of St. Michael of Synnada – Feast Day

St Michael of Synnada Biography

Date of Birth 8th century AD
Country of Birth Turkey in Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Saints who were Bishops
Profession Monk, Bishop
Place of Work Turkey
Date of Death 826 AD
Place of Death Eudokiadu, Turkey
Feast Day May 23
Canonization Pre-Congregation
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Saint’s Biography

Saint Michael was the bishop of Synnada, Phrygia in Turkey in 787. He was a man of peace who favored the correspondence between the Greeks and the Latins.

Michael went to Constantinople and made friends with Teofilatto. Both men adopted the religious life in the monastery, founded by the future Patriarch Nicephorus I on the Asian shore of the Bosphorus.

Banished in 814 and imprisoned in 815 by emperor Leo V for defending the use of icons. He died in 826 in Turkey of natural causes.

Saint Michael of Synnada
St. Michael of Synnada

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