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st.Melito-Bishop of Sardis, Father of the Church

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st.Melito-Bishop of Sardis

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Few facts are known about the life of Melito. He was regarded in his day as one of the leading authorities in the Eastern Church. St. Eusebius praised him, Tertullian wrote favorably of him and St. Jerome noted that he was a highly respected prophet. Melito taught the dual nature of Jesus. He became bishop of Sardis, died there and was buried there. Almost all of Melito’s works have been lost. Eusebius gave accounts of most of them, along with some extracts. Best known is his An Apology for the Christian Faith written for Emperor Marcus Aurelius.

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