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Eros of Antioch

Eros of Antioch was Bishop and Patriarch of Antioch from about 154 AD until c.169AD.[1] Eusebius puts his reign from the fifth year of Antoninus Pius[2] and his successor Theophilus of Antioch as dating from the ninth year of Marcus Aurelius. Jerome says his rule began in 142AD[3] though this is doubted.[4]

We know nothing of his bishopric,[5] though his was a time of great persecution of the church generally.[6]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ Patriarchs of Antioch.
  2. ^ Eusebius, Hist Ecc.4.20.I.
  3. ^ Jerome, Chron, 199.
  4. ^ St. Theophilus, Bishop of Antioch, Confessor.
  5. ^ [The Rulers of the Church of Antioch ].
  6. ^ Glanville Downey, History of Antioch (Princeton University Press, 2015)p300.
Titles of the Great Christian Church
Preceded by

Cornelius of Antioch
Patriarch of Antioch

154–169
Succeeded by

Theophilus of Antioch
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