Famous Greek Saints

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Saint George
(Christian martyr, Saint)

Saint George
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Cappadocia, Turkey
Died: April 23, 0303

Saint George was a Christian soldier in the Roman army who is accepted as a saint in Christianity. He was sentenced to death for refusing to recant his Christian faith and was executed by decapitation, according to Greek tradition.  Saint George's Day is celebrated in his memory on 23 April. He is one of the most venerated saints in Christianity.

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Silas
(Prophet)

Silas
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Greece
Died: 0100 AD

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Dionysius the Areopagite
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Athens, Greece
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Saint Titus
(Bishop)

Saint Titus
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Crete, Greece
Died: 0107 AD

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Saint Nicholas
(Bishop of Myra)

Saint Nicholas
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Birthdate: March 15, 0270
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Patara, Turkey
Died: December 6, 0343
Fourth-century Greek Christian bishop Saint Nicholas gave rise to the legend of "Santa Claus," associated with the tradition of gifting during Christmas. One legend states that he saved three girls from prostitution and dropped sacks of gold coins through their window to help their father pay for their dowry.

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Irenaeus
(Bishop)

Irenaeus
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Birthdate: 0130 AD
Birthplace: Smyrna, Turkey
Died: 0202 AD

Greek bishop Irenaeus, now revered as a Catholic saint, is remembered for his clashes with the Gnostics and his notable work Adversus haereses. Irenaeus apparently preached about the validity of the Jewish Bible, while the Gnostics were against it. Legend has it that he had seen Polycarp of Smyrna.

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Gregory Palamas
(Theologian)

Gregory Palamas
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Birthdate: 1296 AD
Birthplace: Constantinople, Turkey
Died: November 14, 1359
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Epaphroditus
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Unknown

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John III Ducas Vatatzes
(Emperor of Nicaea)

John III Ducas Vatatzes
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Birthdate: 1193 AD
Birthplace: Didymoteicho , Greece
Died: November 3, 1254

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Aelia Eudocia
(Empress)

Aelia Eudocia
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Birthdate: 0401 AD
Birthplace: Athens, Greece
Died: October 20, 0460

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Damaris
(Hetaera)

Damaris
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Greece

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Melito Of Sardis
(Greek bishop)

Melito Of Sardis
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Sardis , western Anatolia
Died: 0180 AD

Gregory V of Constantinople
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Birthdate: 1746 AD
Birthplace: Dimitsana, Greece
Died: April 22, 1821

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Maximus the Greek
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Birthdate: 1475 AD
Birthplace: Árta, Greece
Died: January 21, 1556

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Quadratus of Athens
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Birthdate: 0100 AD
Birthplace: Athens, Greece
Died: 0129 AD

Saint Nicodemus the Hagiorite
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Birthdate: 1749 AD
Birthplace: Náxos, Greece
Died: July 14, 1809

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Pope Telesphorus
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Terranova da Sibari, Italy
Died: 0136 AD

Pope Telesphorus served as the bishop of Rome from 126 until his death in 137. He is venerated as a patron saint of the order by the Carmelites. Some sources even portray him as a hermit living on Mount Carmel. Saint-Télesphore, a town in Canada's Quebec province, is named after Pope Telesphorus.

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Pope Hyginus
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Birthdate: March 18, 0074
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Athens, Greece
Died: 0142 AD

Pope Hyginus served as the bishop of Rome from 138 until his death in 142. Hyginus played a crucial role in determining the numerous prerogatives of the clergy during his papacy. He also helped define the various grades of the priestly hierarchy. 

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Pope Sixtus II
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Birthdate: 0215 AD
Birthplace: Greece
Died: August 6, 0258

Pope Sixtus II served as the bishop of Rome from 257 to 258. He was among the deacons who were persecuted by Emperor Valerian. One of the first victims to be beheaded on 6 August 258, Pope Sixtus II was martyred with six other deacons. He is venerated by the Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church.  

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Theophylactus Of Ochrida
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Birthdate: 1050 AD
Birthplace: Euboea, Greece
Died: 1107 AD

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Pope Dionysius
(Former Pope)

Pope Dionysius
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Greece
Died: December 26, 0268

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Anastasius Sinaita
(Theologian)

Anastasius Sinaita
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Birthdate: 0630 AD
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: 0701 AD

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Pope Eleutherius
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Nicopolis, Greece
Died: May 4, 0189

Pope Eleutherius, the bishop of Rome for around 15 years from 174 to 189 C.E, is revered as a Saint in the Catholic Church. He is known for his stance against the Montanist movement and the food decree that he issued. Also, as per a legend, it is believed that Lucius, the King of Britain, asked him to send missionaries.

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Marcus Eremita
(Theologian)

Marcus Eremita
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Athens, Greecce

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Plotino Rhodakanaty
(Was a Greek and Mexican Socialist)

Plotino Rhodakanaty
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Birthdate: October 14, 1828
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Athens, Greece
Died: 1885 AD

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Eusebius of Samosata
(Bishop and Martyr)

Eusebius of Samosata
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Birthdate: 0330 AD
Birthplace: Samosata
Died: 0379 AD

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Gregory of Sinai
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Birthdate: 1260 AD
Birthplace: Klazomenai, Turkey
Died: November 27, 1346

Gregory of Sinai was a monk who played a major role in the emergence of Hesychasm in 14th century. He learned the ways of Hesychasm from Arsenios. Gregory of Sinai is also credited with founding a monastery in southeast Bulgaria where he had taken shelter in the Bulgarian Empire in an attempt to escape the increasing Muslim raids on Athos.

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Matthew Blastares
(Byzantine monk)

Matthew Blastares
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Birthdate: 1290 AD
Birthplace: Thessaloniki, Greece
Died: 1360 AD