Nicetas, Bishop of Chalcedon, lived during the second half of the
eighth century. For his God-pleasing life he was consecrated as Bishop
Nicetas distinguished himself by his charity, he always helped the
poor, he lodged travelers in his home, he cared for orphans and widows,
and he interceded for those who had been wronged.
the reign of the iconoclast Leo the Armenian (813-820), St Nicetas
bravely denounced the Iconoclast heresy and urged his flock to venerate
the holy icons of Christ, the Theotokos, and the saints. St Nicetas
endured much suffering from the impious emperor and his like-minded
cohorts. He was subjected to tortures and sent off to exile.The
holy confessor Nicetas died at the beginning of the ninth century. From
his relics occurred many miracles of healing. The Canon of the service,
written by the priest Joseph of Constantinople, also includes St
Nicetas's brother, St Ignatius, among the saints.