St. Eulogius of Edessa
May 5, Saint


Priest in Edessa, Syria. When a Arian bishop was imposed on the area by Emperor Valens, Eulogius refused to renouce orthodox Christianity and was exiled to Thebaid, Egypt where he worked for the conversion of local pagans. When Valens died in 375 Eulogius returned to Edessa to serve as their bishop. Attended the Council of Constantinople in 381.


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