March 12 – Symeon the New Theologian; Maximilian of Tebessa

Symeon the New Theologian (949–1022) met Symeon the Studite at age 14, and began to learn Christian spirituality from him. The elder man forbade him to join the monastery until he was older, so he served as a servant to a patrician (or the emperor) until he was 27, at which point he enrolled. He… Continue reading March 12 – Symeon the New Theologian; Maximilian of Tebessa