Our father among the saints '''Anysios of Thessaloniki''' (383/4-406/7) was the student, co-worker and successor, of Saint Acholios (or ''Ascholios'') <ref>Saint Acholios, Bishop of Thessaloniki during the 4th-century, is commemorated by the church [[January 23]]. He was a big personality in that time being referred to by Saint Basil the Great as a "beacon of light for the church" a "charismatic person". </ref>, to the bishop's throne in 383/4. Not much of his life is available, however, there is an epistle from Pope Damasos for Anysios to be the representing Vicar for the area of Illyriko <ref>During the time of Acholios the Bishops throne in Thessaloniki was called the Vicariate and was never a Patriarchate; this was recorded [[December 11]], 384.</ref> This title has also been referenced by a Pope Sirikio (384-398). It is also known that Anysios played a significant role in the vindication of St. [[John Chrysostom]]. Much of Anysios's biography is recorded in the Roman martyrologion. He is commemorated by the church [[December 30]] same day as Saint [[Anysia of Thessaloniki|Anysia]].