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Old Oct 1, '13, 6:08 pm
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Default Re: What is the Catholic view of Symeon the New Theologian??

Originally Posted by Zekariya View Post
Symeon the New Theologian is not in my Melkite Calendar of Saints (though St Gregory Palamas is).
I want to retract the above statement of mine. St Symeon the New Theologian is listed in the Melkite Calendar contained in the Publican's Prayer Book.

This Melkite App ( lists the following Troparion to be sung on October 12. It also says, "The Typicon data is provided courtesy of Rev Peter Boutros' CyberTypicon2012[/i] ("
Troparion for St Symeon the New Theologian in the Third Tone
"Since you received within your pure soul enlightenment from God, O venerable father, you appeared to the world as a blazing light which drives away its deep darkness and moves all to seek the grace of Spirit like a coin which they have lost. O holy Father Symeon, fervently intercede with Him to grant great mercy to us all."
I will, God willing, check my parishes Menaion the next that I am there.

I also recant saying harshly, 'I do not consider him to be a good "Theologian".' He is considered to be a good Theologian by the Church (though he erred in area of the Sacrament of Reconciliation). It was wrong of me to rashly accuse him of not being "good".

Forgive me.

Saint Symeon, pray for us!
“This is the Faith of the Apostles, this is the Faith of the Fathers, this is the Faith of the Orthodox, this is the Faith which has established the Universe.” - From the First Sunday of Great Lent of the Byzantine Rite
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