May 19, 2015

The Feast of the Great Syrian Ascetic, the Holy Simon the Stylite

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On this day in the Coptic calendar, Pashons 11, we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Simon the Stylite. In the Eastern Orthodox Church, he is known as Symeon the Stylite and his feast is celebrated on September 1. He was a 5th c. Syrian saint who is remembered for living as a hermit atop a pillar for an astounding 45 years.In the Coptic Synaxarion, the entry for the feast of his departure reads as …

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