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Saint Maximus
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Icon of St. Maximus
Confessor, Theologian, Homogoletes
Bornc. 580, Constantinople or Palestine
Died13 August, 662, exile in Georgia (Eurasia)
Venerated in Eastern Christianity and Western Christianity
Canonized pre-congregation
Feast 13 August (Gregorian Calendar), 21 January or 13 August (Julian Calendar)

Saint Maximus the Confessor (also known as Maximus the Theologian and Maximus of Constantinople) (born 58013 August, 662) was a Christian monk, theologian, and scholar. In his early life, he was a civil servant. He was also an aide to the Byzantine Emperor Heraclius. However, he gave up this life to become a monk.

Further reading

  • Maximus Confessor: Selected Writings (Classics of Western Spirituality). Ed. George C. Berthold. Paulist Press, 1985. ISBN 0-8091-2659-1.
  • St. Maximus the Confessor: The Ascetic Life, The Four Centuries on Charity (Ancient Christian Writers). Ed. Polycarp Sherwood. Paulist Press, 1955. ISBN 0-8091-0258-7.
  • Maximus the Confessor and his Companions (Documents from Exile) (Oxford Early Christian Texts). Ed. and Trans. Pauline Allen, Bronwen Neil. Oxford University Press, 2004. ISBN 0-1982-9991-5.

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