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|St Daniel the Stylite|
|Venerated in||Eastern Orthodoxy|
Saint Daniel the Stylite (c. 409 - 493) is a saint of the Eastern Orthodox, and Roman Catholic and Eastern Catholic Churches. He was born in a village by the name of Maratha in upper Mesopotamia near Samosata, in today what is now a region of Turkey. He entered a monastery at the age of twelve and lived there until he was thirty-eight. During a voyage he made with his abbot to Antioch, he passed by Tellnesin and received the benediction and encouragement of St. Simeon Stylites. Then he visited the holy places, stayed in various convents, and retired in 451 into the ruins of a pagan temple.
He began his rigorous way of life shortly after his master died. He established himself near Constantinople, where he was visited by both the Emperor Leo I the Thracian and the Emperor Zeno the Isaurian.
- St Daniel the Stylite Orthodox Icon and Synaxarion (December 11)
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