Simeon StylitesSimeon Sty·li·tes
390?-459?; Syrian monk who preached from & lived atop a pillar near Antioch for over 30 years: his day is Jan. 5
Origin of Simeon Stylitesfrom Ecclesiastical Late Greek stylit?s: see stylite
Syrian Christian ascetic. The first of the “pillar-dwelling” ascetics, he spent 36 years atop a column.