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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. The church commemorates him [[May 1]].