(Theodore of Studios; Theodore of the Studion; Theodore the Studite; Theodorus Studita; Theodoros Studites; ca. 759826. Brother of Joseph* of Thessalonica; b. Constantinople; priest ca. 787/788; abbot Saccudium, near Mt. Olympus, Bithynia, 794; banished to Thessalonica 796 for opposing adulterous 2d marriage of Constantine VI (771ca. 797; Roman emp. 780797 [under maternal guardianship 780790]; killed by mother Irene, who usurped throne); recalled 797; moved with Saccudium community to dormant monastery of Studion (or Studios), Constantinople, 799; in conflict with Nicephorus*; in banishment 809811; banished again ca. 814/815 for opposing iconoclasm; lived at various monasteries. Works include Sermones catechetici; commentaries; orations. See also Hymnody, Christian, 2; Iconoclastic Controversy.
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