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The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity


from its origins to circa AD 700, across the entire Christian world


Name

Nicholas, abbot of Holy Sion, Lycia, ob. 564

Saint ID

S00559

Number in BH

BHG 1347-1368

Reported Death Not Before

564

Reported Death Not After

564

Gender
Male
Type of Saint
Bishops , Ascetics/monks/nuns, Miracle-workers in lifetime, Monastic founders
Related Evidence Records
IDTitle
E00847Greek painted inscriptions from churches on Gemiler Island near Ölüdeniz (Lycia, south-west Asia Minor) labelling pictures of several saints: probably *Nicholas (abbot of Holy Sion, ob. 564, S00559) or *Nicholas (bishop of Myra under Constantine, S00520), possibly *Sabas the Goth (martyr, ob. 372, S00489), and one more figure whose name is lost. Probably 6th c. or later.
E04953The Greek Life of *Nikolaos of Sion (abbot and bishop in Lycia, ob. 564, S00559) recounts the foundation of the monastery of Holy Sion in the village of Pharroa in Lycia (south-west Asia Minor) and the miracles of Nikolaos, its first abbot. A number of shrines of different saints are mentioned in the narrative. Written in the late 6th c., probably at the monastery of Holy Sion. Overview entry
E04956The Greek Life of *Nikolaos of Sion (abbot and bishop in Lycia, ob. 564, S00559) mentions that the monastery of Holy Sion in Pharroa of Lycia possessed relics of *John (probably the Baptist, S00020), *Stephen the First Martyr (S00030), *Theodoros (martyr of Euchaita, S00480), *Sergios and Bakchos (martyrs of Syria, S00030, S00079), and the *Forty Martyrs of Sebaste (S00103), and describes the place of the relics of *Nikolaos (abbot of Holy Sion and bishop of Pinara, ob. 564) in the same church. Written in the late 6th c., probably at the monastery of Holy Sion in Lycia (south-west Asia Minor).
E04957The Greek Life of *Nikolaos of Sion (abbot and bishop in Lycia, ob. 564, S00559) mentions fifteen shrines of various saints at villages in the territory of Myra in Lycia (south-west Asia Minor), and the celebration of public feasts with sacrifices of oxen at them, organised by Nikolaos, abbot of the monastery of Holy Sion. Written in the late 6th c., probably at the monastery of Holy Sion in Lycia.