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[[Image:Theodore_the_Studite.jpg|right|thumb|St. Theodore the Studite]]
Our [[Venerable]] and God-bearing Father '''Theodore the Studite''' (759-826) was a [[hymnographer]] and [[theologian]] as well as the [[abbot]] of the [[Monastery]] of [[Studion Monastery|St. John the Baptist in Studios]], outside of Constantinople. His great theological contribution, ''On the Holy Icons'', was for the defense of [[icons]] during the Second [[Iconoclasm]] Period (814-842). He is also known for his writings and influence on monastic reform. His [[feast day]] is on [[November 11]], and the [[Translation (relics)|transfer]] of his [[relics]] from Cherson to Constantinople in 845 on [[January 26]].
 
 
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He and one of his brothers, St. Joseph the Confessor, Archbishop of Thessaloniki (also called "Joseph the Studite"; 762-832; [[July 14]] and January 26), are known for their work on the ''[[Triodion]]'', the service book for the first three weeks of [[Great Lent]]. The first Lenten weekday canon is attributed to St. Joseph and the second to St. Theodore.<ref>''The Lenten Triodion'', trans. by Mother Mary and [[Archimandrite]] [[Kallistos Ware]], p. 41. ISBN 1878997513</ref>
 
==Reference==
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==External links==
*[http://sttheodoremonks.oh.goarch.org] ([[GOARCH]])
*[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?FSID=103281 Venerable Theodore the Confessor the Abbot of the Studion], November 11 ([[OCA]])
*[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?FSID=100318 Translation of the relics of the Venerable Theodore the Abbot of Studion] (OCA)
*[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?FSID=100325 St Theodore of Studion], January 26 (OCA)
*[http://www.westsrbdio.org/prolog/my.html?month=November&day=11 The Venerable Theodore the Studite] (''[[Prologue of Ohrid]]'')
*[http://www.ccel.org/ccel/schaff/encyc11/Page_322.html Theodore the Studite] from ''New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge, Vol XI: Son of Man - Tremellius'' at the Christian Classics Ethereal Library
*[http://www.ccel.org/ccel/neale/easternhymns.theodore.html Theodore of the Studium] from ''Hymns of the Eastern Church'' at the Christian Classics Ethereal Library
*[http://www.ccel.org/ccel/herbermann/cathen14.html?term=Theodore+of+Studium St. Theodore of Studium] from the ''[[Roman Catholic|Catholic]] Encyclopedia'' at the Christian Classics Ethereal Library
*[[w:Theodore the Studite|''Theodore the Studite'' on Wikipedia]]
*[http://www.ischool.utexas.edu/~slavman/Biography%20of%20St_%20Theodore%20the%20Studite.htm Theodore the Studite]
===Writings===
*[http://web.ukonline.co.uk/ephrem/theodore.htm Writings of St. Theodore the Studite]
*[http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/theostud-rules.html Medieval Sourcebook: Theodore of Studium: Reform Rules (d.826)]
*[http://www.doaks.org/typikaPDF/typ009.pdf ''Theodore Studites: Testament'' of Theodore the Studite for the Monastery of St. John Stoudios in Constantinople] (PDF)
 
==Further resources==
*St. Theodore's ''On the Holy Icons'' published by the [[St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary (Crestwood, New York)|St. Vladimir's Seminary]] Press. ISBN 0913836761 ([http://books.google.com/books?isbn=0913836761 at Google Books])
 
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[[Category:Hymnographers]]
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[[Category:9th-century saints]]
 
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