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Symeon means one who hears or God hears.
There are several saints named Symeon or Simeon, including the following:
- Simeon the God-receiver was a prophet who was present when Jesus was brought into the temple as an infant (celebrated as the feast of the Presentation), and is credited with the Prayer of St. Simeon or Nunc Dimittis. (February 3)
- Apostle Symeon was one of the Seventy Apostles. (April 27)
- Symeon the Stylite (c. 390-459) was the first saint to live ascetically on a pillar, or style. (September 1)
- Symeon of Emesa, Fool-for-Christ (sixth century) (July 21)
- Symeon the New Theologian (949–1022) is well-known for his theological works. (March 12 or October 12)
- Simeon Metaphrastes ("the Translator") (tenth century) (November 9)
- Simeon the Myrrh-flowing (c. 1109-1199) was a Serbian monarch (Stefan Nemanja) and the father of St. Sava of Serbia. (February 13)
- Venerable Simeon (February 1, with Venerable David)
- Simeon, Bishop of Novgorod (February 10)
- Venerable Simeon (April 9)
- Hieromartyr Simeon, Bishop in Persia (April 17)
- Saint Simeon the Bishop of Vladimir and Suzdal of the Kiev Near Caves (May 10)
- New-Martyr Simeon of Trebizond (August 14)
- New-Martyr Simeon of Samokov (August 21)
- Righteous Simeon, Wonder-worker of Verkhoturye (December 18 and September 12)
There are also other persons with this name:
- Simeon, son of Jacob and Leah, brother to Joseph
- Simeon I, Patriarch of Antioch (834-840)
- Simeon II, Patriarch of Antioch (1245-1268)
- Fr. Simeon Michiro Mii (1858-1940)
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