Agapetus (or Agapius)

Agapetus (Or Agapius), three men are given who are known by either of these names.

(1.) Bishop of Seleucia, metropolis of Isauria, who was present at the Councils of. Nicea and: Antioch (Labbe, Concil. ii, 58, 586).;

(2.) Bishop of Apamea, succeeded his: brother Marcellus in the reign of Arcadius. A disciple of St. Marcian, he had been conspicuous for eminence in ascetic virtue. Theodoret (Hist. Eccles. iv, 28; v, 27; Rel. His. c. 3) speaks of him with -high commendation, and bestows on him the epithet ὁ πανεύφημος.

(3.) A friend and correspondent of Chrysostom, whom he addresses with much respect. He appears to have offered to visit Chrysostom in his' banishment at Cucusus, but he begs him to content himself with writing (Chrys. Ep. xx, lxxiii).

 
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