Dorotheus of Tyre

Saint Dorotheus bishop of Tyre (present-day Lebanon) (c. 255 – 362) is traditionally credited with an Acts of the Seventy Apostles (which may be the same work as the lost Gospel of the Seventy), who were sent out according to the Gospel of Luke 10:1.

Saint Dorotheus
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Miniature from the Menologion of Basil II
Venerated inCatholic Church
Eastern Orthodox Churches
FeastJune 5 (Gregorian calendar), June 18 (Julian calendar)
Attributestraditionally credited with an Acts of the Seventy Apostles

Dorotheus was a learned priest of Antioch (Eusebius, VII.32) and a eunuch.[1] Dorotheus is said to have been driven into exile during the persecution of Diocletian, but later returned. He attended the Council of Nicaea in 325, but was exiled to Odyssopolis (Varna) on the Black Sea in Thrace by Julian the Apostate. There the 107-year-old priest was martyred for his faith. His feast day is observed June 5 according to the Gregorian calendar which coincides with June 18 on the Julian calendar.[2]

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  1. ^ Eusebius Pamphilus, Bishop of Caesarea, in Palestine (1865). Ecclesiastical History. Translated by Crusé, C. F. London: Bell & Daldy. pp. xiii.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ "Saint Dorotheus of Tyre". Saints.SQPN. Retrieved April 5, 2011.

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