st.Methodius of Olympus-Bishop, ecclesiastical author, martyr and Father of the Church

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st.Methodius of Olympus

Feast Day : June 14



Methodius’s was bishop of Olympus in Lycia. Educated in philosophy, he gained stature as a theologian and writer. He was the first to mount a formidable attack on Origen. Methodius died a martyr in Tyre during the Diocletian persecution. Methodius was a prolific author. In On the Resurrection he refuted Origen’s argument that the resurrection body was not the same as the physical body during life. Symposium on Virginity is a dialogue extolling Christian virginity.

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