(Saint) Bishop, Martyr (18 September) (4th century) According to Saint Jerome, Saint Methodius was a Bishop of Olympus in Lycia (Asia Minor), and thence translated to the more important See of Tyre in Phoenicia. He is generally supposed to have suffered martyrdom at Chaleis in Greece about A.D. 311. He was a profound Theologian and a polished writer after the style of Plato. His Symposium is avowedly an imitation of the Banquet of the latter. In the controversies of his time he showed himself a vigorous opponent of the theories of Origen.
- Monks of Ramsgate. “Methodius”. , 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 November 2015. Web. 18 January 2017. <>