Asclepas (or Sculapius)

Asclepas (Or Sculapius)

bishop OF GAZA, warmly advocated the Nicene faith in the Council of Tyre in 335, and was deposed-by the Arian majority on the charge of having overturned an altar. He joined Athanasius and Marcellus in their appeal to Julius, bishop of Rome; and was, with them, restored. to his see by Julius-in 341. In 343 he appeared at the Council of Sardica; and it is stated in the Synodical Letter drawn up by the orthodox bishops that he there produced a report of what had taken place at Antioch, where he had been acquitted by the verdict of the assembled bishops. His name appears among the seventy bishops to whom Alexander addressed an encyclical letter against those who had received Arius (Epiphan. Her. Ixix, 4).

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