Book of Saints – Theodotus – 2 November

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(Saint) Bishop (November 2) (4th century) A Bishop of Laodicea in Asia Minor, a man of singular learning and piety. He appears by his tactful prudence to have been of great help in safeguarding the Faith of the Laodiceans at the breaking out of the Arian heresy. He died A.D. 334, nine years after the Council of Nicaea. The account we have of the Bishops of Laodicea of the period comes from the pen of the historian Eusebius, always inclined to favour the Arians. Hence the doubts of some moderns as to the orthodoxy of Saint Theodotus. But they may safely be passed over. The popular veneration in which he was held by his clergy and people is convincing evidence of his orthodoxy.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Theodotus”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 November 2016. Web. 23 January 2019. <>