Saint Athanasius of Nicomedia

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Born wealthy but preferred the life of a poor hermit. Monk and then abbot at the monastery of Saints Peter and Paul near Nicomedia, Bithynia (modern Izmit, Turkey). Flogged, imprisoned and exiled during the iconoclastic persecutions of Emperor Leo V. Supported Saint Theodore Studites.

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  • “Saint Athanasius of Nicomedia“. Saints.SQPN.com. 27 January 2014. Web. 26 July 2014. <>