Saint Theodore of Sykeon was an abbot and bishop in the Asian Minor. He was born out of wedlock and in his youth, he practiced penances and lived an austere solitary life of prayer. He was ordained a priest at 18, with gifts of prophecy, and performed miracles of healing and exorcisms, even ending a plague through prayer. St. Theodore founded a large monastic settlement at Sykeon and was made the Bishop of Anastasiopolis in 584 but resigned after 10 years because he was neglecting his prayer and monks at Sykeon. He died in 613 in peace.