Demetrius of Antioch
Demetrius was bishop of Antioch in the AD 3rd Century. In 253 he was taken to Persia as a captive by Shapur I, where he became the first bishop of Gundeshapur. Despite being far from his original see, Demetrius was not replaced as bishop of Antioch until Paul of Samosata became bishop in 260.
- Baum, Wilhelm and Dietmar W. Winkler. The Church of the East: a concise history,, p. 9
- Gillman, Ian and Hans-Joachim Klimkeit. Christians in Asia before 1500 (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1999), p. 30