(Saint) Bishop (December 2) (5th century) A Bishop of Troas in Phrygia (Asia Minor), who had previously been a monk at Constantinople. He seems to have been a prelate, distinguished, not only for piety and zeal, but also for skill and forethought. A useful reform he made was that of prohibiting his clergy from acting as Judges in Law Courts. The historian Socrates, from whom we have the above, narrates a striking miracle worked in public by the Saint. The latter lived till after A.D. 450.
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