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Theodore of Studios, Saint
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(759, Constantinople – Nov 11, 826, island of Prinkipo [modern Büyükada]) (feast day Nov 11), influential reformer of monastic and liturgical life, ecclesiastical politician, prolific writer and poet. His family moved in the highest social circles. Led by his uncle Platon, in 781 he along with his parents, siblings, and other family members turned the family estate of Sakkudion in Bithynia into a monastery; he was ordained to the priesthood in 787 and served as abbot after 794. In 798 he took over the leadership of the Studios monastery in the capital, making it the …

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Plank, Peter, “Theodore of Studios, Saint”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_026010>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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