Theodore the Studite, St.

St. Theodore the Studite died in 826 and is one of the last of the Early Church Fathers. Theodore had been a monk for about 20 years when he took responsibility to revive the almost extinct monastery of Studios in the imperial city of Constantinople. Under his care, it became one of the shining lights of Eastern Christianity. St. Theodore was a tireless opponent of the iconoclast heresy, which forbade the use of images of Christ and the saints.  For more on the Early Church Fathers, see When the Church was Young: Voices of the Early Fathers.   Biography by Dr. Italy