Saint Euthymius the Illuminator

Also known as

  • Euthymius Opplyseren

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Son of Saint John the Iberian. Held hostage for a while in Constantinople by the emperor. Helped his father build the Iviron Monastery on Mount Athos for Iberian monks. Abbot of the monastery c.1002 after his father‘s death. After serving 14 years, he resigned to concentrate on translation work. Translated the Bible, sixty writings of the Church Fathers, Bible commentaries, lives of the saints, liturigal books and other material into Iberian.

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Euthymius the Illuminator“. Saints.SQPN.com. 5 April 2014. Web. 18 September 2014. <>