Lives of Illustrious Men – Malchion the presbyter


Malchion, the highly gifted presbyter of the church at Antioch, who had most successfully taught rhetoric in the same city, held a discussion with Paul of Samosata, who as bishop of the church at Antioch, had introduced the doctrine of Artemon, and this was taken down by short hand writers. This dialogue is still extant, and vet another extended epistle written by him, in behalf of the council, is addressed to Dionysius and Maximus, bishops of Rome and Alexandria. He flourished under Claudius and Aurelianus.

MLA Citation

  • Saint Jerome. “Malchion the presbyter”. Lives of Illustrious Men, translated by Ernest Cushing Richardson. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 October 2014. Web. 19 January 2019. <>