Byzantine Greek monk and abbot of the Stoudios monastery in Constantinople. Theodore's letter containing suggested monastery reform rules is the first recorded stand against slavery. He played a major role in the revivals both of Byzantine monasticism and of classical literary genres in Byzantium. He is known as a zealous opponent of iconoclasm, one of several conflicts that set him at odds with both emperor and patriarch.I must confess that I'm a bit of an iconoclast myself. Studly.
Monday, November 12, 2012
St. Theodore the Studite
Some of you know me by the name "Ted", but only a few of you know that this is a nickname. My given name is Theodore, after a Grandfather. And so this kicked over my giggle box as I was cruising through Wikipedia: