St. Apollinaris of Hieropolis

St. Apollinaris of Hieropolis Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 01/08

Also known as

    * Apollinaris Claudius
    * Apollinaris of Hierapolis
    * Claudius Apollinaris


    * 8 January


    Second century bishop of Heirapolis, Phrygia. Held in high regard by other early saints including Saint Jerome and the historian Theodoret. Noted for writing a defense of the faith to Emperor Marcus Aurelius that reminded the Emperor of a miraculous victory that resulted from the prayers of Christian soldiers, and of his promise of protection for Christians. Worked and wrote against all the major heresies of his time, refuting them by logically destroying the heresy‘s philosophical roots. A prolific writer, most of his work has been lost over the centuries.


    * c.175


    * Pre-Congregation


All information used with permission of the Patron Saint Index.


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