Baradatus (or Varadatus)
Baradatus (Or Varadatus)
was a celebrated hermit near Antioch in the 5th century. After many years of utter seclusion in a cell so small that he could neither stand nor lie in it, he was at last induced by Theodotus, the bishop of Antioch, to come forth. He appeared wrapped in skins from head to foot, with the exception of his mouth and nostrils. Among other eminent monks and hermits, he was consulted by the emperor Leo after the Council of Chalcedon (Theodotus, Phil. 27; Evagrius, Hist. ii, 9; Nicephorus, Hist. 15:22; Assemani, Biblioth. Orient c. 19).