New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Eusebius of Samosata


Bishop of Samosata; died 379 or 380. In 361 he assisted in the election of Saint Meletius to the Patriarchate of Antioch and, notwithstanding the threats of the Emperor Constantius, refused to deliver to the Arians the synodal acts which proved its lawfulness. He was a close friend of Saint Basil of Caesarea and exhibited untiring zeal during the Arian persecution under Valens who banished him to Thrace. At the emperor’s death he returned, and was slain by a tile thrown by an Arian woman from the roof of her house. His relics were preserved in church of Saint John the Baptist, Constantinople. Feast, 21 June.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Eusebius”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 20 December 2012. Web. 18 January 2019. <>