Athanasius, Saint and Martyr

Athanasius, Saint and Martyr was a deacon of the Church of Jerusalem. He was scourged and put to death by order of Theodosius, an impious and wicked monk and zealous upholder of Eutyches, who had intruded himself into the see of Jerusalem, during the absence of the patriarch Juvenal, about the year 452. During the twenty months which Theodosius held possession of the see, he perpetrated the most unheard-of cruelties against the Catholics. St. Athanasius is commemorated on July 5. See Baillet, July 5.

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