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St. Nicon the Metanoeite

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Feastday: November 26
Birth: 930
Death: 998

Missionary, called Metanoite. An Armenian, he was born at Pontus, on the Black Sea, in Asia Minor and entered a monastery at Khrysopetro. He was then sent as a preacher to Crete, and after enjoying considerable success, he went to his native country and Greece. He was given the title Metanoite because of his common use of penance as a theme for his sermons. He was noted for his miracles. He died in Peloponnesus.

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