Our venerable and God-bearing Father
St. '''Nikephoros of Chios''', was a [[hieromonk]] born around 1750 in the town of Kardamyla, in the northeastern part of the famous Aegean island of [[Metropolis of Chios|Chios]] . He was educated in Chios, taught and wrote in Chios, led a life of spiritual endeavor there , and died there in 1821. He loved Chios as his fatherland, and as a place where piety and learning were flourishing. For this reason, and because no occasion arose for him to leave the island, he remained within its confines throughout his lifetime .
* Nikephoros met St. [[
Athanasius Parios]] who was the director of the school in the city of Chios , during his education.
*''St. Nikephoros of Chios, outstanding writer of litrugical poetry and lives of saints, educator, spiritual striver, and traner of martyrs'' by
[[osource:Author:Constantine Cavarnos|Constantine Cavarnos ]]. Publisher: Belmont, Institute for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, c. 1976. [[ISBN 0914744321 ]]. pp. 111-114.