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Symeon the New Theologian

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[[Image:Symeon the New Theologian .jpg|right|frame|St. Symeon the New Theologian]]Our venerable and God-bearing father '''Symeon the New Theologian''' (949–1022) is one of three saints [[saint]]s of the Orthodox church to have been given the title of ''Theologian '' (the others are St. [[Apostle John |John]] the [[Apostle ]] and St. [[Gregory the Theologian|Gregory Nazianzen]]). Born in Galatia and educated at Constantinople, he became [[abbot ]] of the [[monastery ]] of St. Mamas. His [[feast day]] is celebrated by some on [[March 12]], the date of his repose, while others commemorate his feast on [[October 12]], because March 12 falls within [[Great Lent]].
St. Symeon was a poet who embodied the mystical tradition. He wrote that humans could experience the [[Holy Spirit |Spirit]] of God directly. His works influenced the [[hesychasm|hesychastic ]] controversy of the 14th century.{{stub}} ==Life== ==Works==His works are included in the ''[[Philokalia]]''. ==External links==*[ Venerable Simeon the New Theologian] ([[OCA]])*[ Symeon the New Theologian] ([[GOARCH]]) [[Category:Church Fathers]][[Category:Monastics]]
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