Asclepiades ninth bishop OF ANTIOCH and confessor, succeeded Serapion as bishop in 203. Eusebius (Hist. Eccles. 6:11) mentions him as "having become conspicuous in the confessions during the time of the persecution" (of Severus). He was succeeded by Philetus in 218 (Nicephorus, Hist. Eccles. iii, 19; v, 26). See Baronius, sub ann. 203, 218.