Book of Saints – Epiphanius of Salamis


EPIPHANIUS of SALAMIS (Saint) Bishop (May 12) (5th century) A famous Eastern Father, a native of Palestine and a monk from his earliest youth. He was an intimate friend of Saint Hilarion and later of Saint Jerome. He was called to Borne for his counsel by Pope Saint Damasus, and was in so great repute for holiness of life and for learning that the Arians did not dare to banish him from his See of Salamis (Costanza) in Cyprus, though they had driven almost every other prominent Catholic Bishop into exile. He preached and wrote unceasingly against the heresies of his own and preceding centuries (the confuting in detail of each of which is the subject-matter of his best-known work), and was a pillar of the Faith against the Arians, as also against the errors of certain followers of Origen. He died at an advanced age A.D. 403.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Epiphanius of Salamis”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 29 December 2012. Web. 24 March 2019. <>