Raised a Christian in Jerusalem. Well educated, especially in religion. Priest, ordained by Saint Maximus. Great instructor of catechumens, his instructions are still source documents for the Church's early teachings. Bishop of Jerusalem in 348. Exiled three times by the Arians, usually on some trumped up charge like selling church furniture, but actually on theological grounds. Attended the Council of Seleucia in 359. Attended the Council of Constantinople in 381. Greek Father of the Church. Doctor of the Church.
386 of natural causes