Simeon the Stylite Sept 1 - Rosanne Pappas

This year I've decided to sketch many of The Great Holy Men and Women of the Church. Come along with me on this journey as we get to know our elder brothers and sisters in faith.

"And therefore we also having so great a cloud of witnesses over our head, laying aside every weight and sin which surrounds us, let us run by patience to the fight proposed to us," Heb 12:1 


Simeon the Stylite

Simeon the Stylite

 September 1


Simeon the Stylite

(Arabic: سمعان العمودي‎ Semaan al Aamoudi ) (c. 388 – 1 September 459) was a Syrian ascetic who achieved fame for living 37 years on a small platform on top of a pillar near Aleppo in Syria. Several other “stylites” later followed his model (the Greek word stylos (στῦλος) means pillar).


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