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Symeon the New Theologian (Saint)
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(late 949, Galatea in Paphlagonia – Mar 12, 1022, near Chrysopolis), eminent Byzantine mystic and poet, whose works contain his personal testimony to mystical experience. He was a spiritual student of the Studite (Studios Monastery) Symeon the Pious (917–986/987). At the age of 21, amid prayer and tears, Symeon experienced the first of 970 visions of the divine Logos in the form of immaterial light. In 976 he himself entered the Studios monastery but soon had to leave because he was too closely attached to his tea…

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Ohme, Heinz, “Symeon the New Theologian (Saint)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 06 July 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025897>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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