Book of Saints – Euthymius – 11 March

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EUTHYMIUS (Saint) Bishop, Martyr (March 11) (9th century) A fervent monk raised to the See of Sardis in Lydia, who courageously resisted the Iconoclasts and was prominent in the Second Council of Nice (A.D. 787). Banished by the Emperor Nicephorus, he remained in exile till his death, twenty-nine years later, though recalled at intervals and offered permission to retain his See on condition of his tolerating the Iconoclast heresy. In the end he was scourged to death, A.D. 840, under the Emperor Theophilus, a bigoted Iconoclast, who however was happily reconciled to the Church before his own death two years afterwards.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Euthymius”. Book of Saints, 1921. Saints.SQPN.com. 26 January 2013. Web. 23 April 2014. <>