Commemorated on October 13
Monk Nikita the Confessor was situated at the imperial court, during the
reigns of the empress Irene and her son Constantine.
all positions and honours, Nikita decided to take monastic vows. At the request
of the emperor, he did not set off into the wilderness, but rather remained in
a monastery in the capital. When the Iconoclast Theophilus occupied the
imperial throne, the monk Nikita was banished from the monastery by the
heretics for opposing the heresy. The monk wandered for a long time throughout
died at age 75 in about the year 838. During his life and after his death the
monk worked many miracles.
© 1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.