Simeon the New Theologian (949—1022) is a Byzantine monk, poet and mystic. He was born at Galatia, and educated at Constantinople. In about 980, he became Abbott of the monastery at St. Mamas. He is one of three saints of the Orthodox church given the title theologian—the others being John the Apostle (John the Revelator), and Gregory of Nazianus.
Simeon's Hymns of Divine Loves describe his spiritual experiences.
We Awaken in Christ's Body
Entry written by D.S. Martin. His new poetry collection, Conspiracy of Light: Poems Inspired by the Legacy of C.S. Lewis, is available from Wipf & Stock as is his earlier award-winning collection, Poiema.