Saint Hypatius of Chalcedon

Also known as

  • Hypatius of Bithynia
  • Hypatius of The Oak
  • the Scholar of Christ

Memorial

Profile

Monk. Following a vision, he became a hermit at age 19 in Thrace, then Constantinople, and then Chalcedon, Bithynia with a friend and fellow hermit named Jason. Abbot at Chalcedon. Fierce opponent of Nestorianism. Sheltered Saint Alexander Akimetes and others at his hermitage near Chalcedon when their lives were threatened by Nestorian heretics. Hypatius is credited with halting a revival of the Olympic games because of their pagan origins. Prophet and miracle worker.

Born

  • at Phrygia

Died

  • c.450 of natural causes

Canonized

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Hypatius of Chalcedon“. Saints.SQPN.com. 25 May 2014. Web. 1 October 2014. <>