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Aerius


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(4th cent.),

presbyter of Pontus. He was originally an associate of Eustathius, Bp. of Sebaste, but later they quarrelled. He taught that the observance of Easter was a Jewish superstition; that prescribed fasts were wrong; and that it is useless to pray and give alms for the dead. His followers (Aerians) died out soon after his death.

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