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Marcus Diadochus

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(Markos ho diadochos)

An obscure writer of the fourth century of whom nothing is known but his name at the head of a "Sermon against the Arians", discovered by Wetsten in a manuscript codex of St. Athanasius at Basle and published by him at the end of his edition of Origen: "De oratione" (Basle, 1694). Another version of the same work was lent by Galliciollus to Galland and published in the "Veterum Patrum Bibliotheca", V (Venice, 1765-1781). This is the text in P.G., LXV, 1149-1166. The sermon quotes and expounds the usual texts, John 1:1; Hebrews 1:3; Psalm 109:3-4; John 14:6, 23, etc., and answers difficulties from Mark 13:32; 10:10; Matthew 20:23 etc.

A quite different person is Diadochus, Bishop of Photike in Epirus in the fifth century, author of a "Sermon on the Ascension" and of a hundred "Chapters on Spiritual Perfection" (P.G., LXV, 1141-1148, 1167-1212), whom Victor Vitensis praises in the prologue of his history of the Vandal persecution (Ruinart's edition, Paris, 1694, not. 3). The two are often confounded, as in Migne.


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P.G. LXV. 1141-1212; JUNGMANN-FESSLER, Institutiones Patrologiae (Innsbruck, 1896), IIb, 147-148; CHEVALIER, bio-Bibl., s.v.

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APA citation. Fortescue, A. (1910). Marcus Diadochus. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/09650c.htm

MLA citation. Fortescue, Adrian. "Marcus Diadochus." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 9. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1910. <http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/09650c.htm>.

Transcription. This article was transcribed for New Advent by Joseph P. Thomas.

Ecclesiastical approbation. Nihil Obstat. October 1, 1910. Remy Lafort, Censor. Imprimatur. +John M. Farley, Archbishop of New York.

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