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Saint Simeon Stylites

Simeon Stylites, Saint (sĭmˈēŏn stĪlĪˈtēz) [key] [Gr., = of a pillar], d. 459?, Syrian hermit. He lived for more than 35 years on a small platform on top of a high pillar. He had many imitators (called stylites) and gained the reverence of the whole Christian world. Feast: Jan. 5.

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