Stylianos of Paphlagonia
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|Born||about 550, Adrianopolis, Paphlagonia|
|Venerated in||Roman Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Eastern Catholic Churches|
|Attributes||Child wrapped in swaddling|
|Patronage||Children, both born and unborn, and Orphans|
Stylianos of Paphlagonia (Latin: Stylianus, Greek: Στυλιανός, English: Stylian), also known as Stylianos the Hermit, is venerated as a saint born in Adrianopolis in the province of Paphlagonia (modern Turkey) into a poor family.
The Bollandist Hippolyte Delehaye argued that Stylianos never existed, but was a confusion with Alypios the Stylite, who shares a saint's day and city of birth, with the attribute 'stylite' being confused with a cognomen Στυλιανός (both derived from στύλος 'pillar').
- Aristotle Papanikolaou, Elizabeth H. Prodromou, eds., Thinking Through Faith: New Perspectives from Orthodox Christian Scholars, p. 168-169
- Poulos, The Rev. George, Orthodox Saints, Orthodox Press (1986)