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Marcus Diadochus

Marcus Diadochus (Markos ho diadochos) was a Christian writer of the fourth century. Nothing is known of him but his name at the head of a "Sermon against the Arians", discovered by Wetsten in a manuscript codex of St. Athanasius at Basle and published by him at the end of his edition of Origen[1] Another version of the same work was lent by Galliciollus to Galland and published in the "Veterum Patrum Bibliotheca", V (Venice, 1765-1781). This is the text in Patrologia Graeca[2] The sermon quotes and expounds the usual texts,[3] and answers difficulties.[4]

A quite different person is Diadochus, Bishop of Photike in Epirus in the fifth century, author of a "Sermon on the Ascension" and of a hundred "Chapters on Spiritual Perfection",[5] whom Victor Vitensis praises in the prologue of his history of the Vandal persecution.[6] The two are often confounded, as Migne does.


  • Patrologia Graeca LXV. 1141-1212;
  • JUNGMANN-FESSLER, Institutiones Patrologiae (Innsbruck, 1896), IIb, 147-148;
  • CHEVALIER, bio-Bibl., s.v.


  1. ^ "De oratione" (Basle, 1694).
  2. ^ LXV, 1149-1166.
  3. ^ John, i, 1; Heb., i, 3; Ps. cix, 3-4; John, xiv, 6, 23, etc.
  4. ^ From Mark, xiii, 32; x, 10; Matt., xx, 23 etc.
  5. ^ P.G., LXV, 1141-1148, 1167-1212.
  6. ^ Ruinart's edition, Paris, 1694, not. 3.

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