Anysios of Thessaloniki

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Our father among the saints Anysios of Thessaloniki (383/4-406/7) was the student, co-worker and successor, of Saint Acholios (or Ascholios) [1], 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 a representing Vicar of Rome for the area of Illyriko; this was recorded December 11, 384. 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.


  1. Saint Acholios, Bishop of Thessaloniki during the 4th-century, is commemorated by the church January 23