St Melitius

(d. 381)

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(d. 381),

Bp. of Antioch from 360. In the course of the Arian controversy he was exiled several times, being finally restored in 378. He presided over the Council of Constantinople in 381. The schism at Antioch called by his name arose when the supporters of Eustathius (Bp. of Antioch c.324–c.327), suspecting the theology of Melitius, secured the consecration of one Paulinus in 362; it lasted until after Melitius' death. Feast day, 12 Feb.

Subjects: Christianity.

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