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St. Serapion

Bishop of Antioch (190-211). Known principally through his theological writings. Of these Eusebius (Church History V.19) mentions a private letter addressed to Caricus and Pontius against the Montanist heresy; a treatise addressed to a certain Domninus, who in time of persecution abandoned Christianity for the error of "Jewish will-worship" (Church History VI.12); a work on the Docetic Gospel attributed to St. Peter, in which the Christian community of Rhossus in Syria is warned of the erroneous character of this Gospel. These were the only works of Serapion with which Eusebius was acquainted, but he says it is probable that others were extant in his time. He gives two short extracts from the first and third.

Note: St. Serapion is commemorated in the Roman Martyrology on 30 October.

Sources

JEROME, Illustrious Men 31; SOCRATES, Church History III.7; ROUTH, Reliquiae sacrae, 447-62; HARNACK, Chronologie, II, 132; Acta SS., XIII Oct., 248-52.

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APA citation. Healy, P. (1912). St. Serapion. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/13726d.htm

MLA citation. Healy, Patrick. "St. Serapion." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 13. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1912. <http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/13726d.htm>.

Transcription. This article was transcribed for New Advent by Herman F. Holbrook. Saint Serapion, and all ye holy Bishops, pray for us.

Ecclesiastical approbation. Nihil Obstat. February 1, 1912. Remy Lafort, D.D., Censor. Imprimatur. +John Cardinal Farley, Archbishop of New York.

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