Abercius of Hieropolis
|Abercius, Bishop of Hierapolis|
Miniature from the Menologion of Basil II
|Venerated in||Eastern Orthodox Church
Roman Catholic Church
|Feast||October 22/November 4|
|Attributes||Vested as a bishop|
Abercius of Hieropolis (Greek Αβέρκιος, died ca. 167) was a bishop of Hierapolis (modern Castabala) at the time of Marcus Aurelius, also known as Abercius Marcellus. He was supposedly the successor to Papias.
Several works are ascribed to him:
- An Epistle to the Emperor Marcus Aurelius, of which Baronius speaks as extant, but he does not produce it
- A Book of Discipline (Greek Βίβλος διδασκαλίας) addressed to his clergy; this too is lost.
- "St. Abercius Marcellus – Catholic Online". Archived from the original on 7 August 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-08.
- Albany James, Christie (1867). "Abercius". In Smith, William. Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 1. p. 2.
- Holweck, F. G., A Biographical Dictionary of the Saints. St. Louis, MO: B. Herder Book Co., 1924.
- St Abercius the Bishop and Wonderworker of Hieropolis, Equal of the Apostles Orthodox icon and synaxarion
- Saint Abercius, Equal to the Apostles from the Prologue from Ochrid by Bishop Nikolai Velimirovich
- Bishop Abercius Marcellus
This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Smith, William, ed. (1870). "article name needed". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.
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