Theodoros the Great Ascetic

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Our father among the [[saint]]s '''Theodoros the Great Ascetic''' was a [[monk]] of the [[monastery]] of St. Savvas near Jerusalem who became [[bishop]] of Edessa in Syria.  His [[feast day]] is celebrated on [[July 19]]. [http://www.doaks.org/saints2/dohp.asp?cmd=SShow&Key=32 His ''Life'' was written by Basil of Emesa].  The work ''A Century of Spiritual Texts'' is included in the ''Philokalia'' and is believed to have been written by St. Theodoros.
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Our father among the [[saint]]s '''Theodoros the Great Ascetic''' (also known as '''Theodore of Edessa''') was a [[monk]] of the [[monastery]] of [[Holy Lavra of St. Savas (Jerusalem)|St. Savas]] near Jerusalem who became [[bishop]] of Edessa in Syria.  His [[feast day]] is celebrated on [[July 9]] or [[July 19]]. [http://www.doaks.org/saints2/dohp.asp?cmd=SShow&Key=32 His ''Life'' was written by Basil of Emesa].  The work ''A Century of Spiritual Texts'' is included in the ''Philokalia'' and is believed to have been written by St. Theodoros.
  
In the middle of the 9th century, St. Theodore of Edessa converted the "Saracen king", Muawid, one of the three sons of the Umayyad caliph Mutawakkil (847-861 A.D.), to Orthodoxy, baptizing him with the name John together with his three confidants.[http://www.orthodoxytoday.org/articles4/MaximovMuslims.shtml]
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In the middle of the 9th century, St. Theodore of Edessa [[conversion|converted]] the "Saracen king," Muawid, one of the three sons of the Umayyad caliph Mutawakkil (847-861 A.D.), to Orthodoxy, [[baptism|baptizing]] him with the name ''John'' together with his three confidants. [http://www.orthodoxytoday.org/articles4/MaximovMuslims.shtml]
  
 
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*''The [[Philokalia]]'', v. 2.
 
*''The [[Philokalia]]'', v. 2.
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*[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?FSID=101975 St. Theodore the Bishop of Edessa] ([[OCA]])
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*[http://goarch.org/en/chapel/saints.asp?contentid=2348 Saint Theodore, Bishop of Edessa] ([[GOARCH]])
  
 
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Our father among the saints Theodoros the Great Ascetic (also known as Theodore of Edessa) was a monk of the monastery of St. Savas near Jerusalem who became bishop of Edessa in Syria. His feast day is celebrated on July 9 or July 19. His Life was written by Basil of Emesa. The work A Century of Spiritual Texts is included in the Philokalia and is believed to have been written by St. Theodoros.

In the middle of the 9th century, St. Theodore of Edessa converted the "Saracen king," Muawid, one of the three sons of the Umayyad caliph Mutawakkil (847-861 A.D.), to Orthodoxy, baptizing him with the name John together with his three confidants. [1]


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