Saint Aphraates of Antioch

Also known as

  • Aphraates of Edessa
  • Afraates of…

Memorial

Profile

Studied pagan magic as a young man, but converted to Christianity in Jerusalem. He then retired to Edessa, Mesopotamia as an anchorite living in a small house outside the city walls. Preached and wrote against the Arian heresy.

Born

Died

  • c.378 near Antioch, Syria (in modern Turkey)

Canonized

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Aphraates of Antioch“. CatholicSaints.Info. 27 January 2017. Web. 21 February 2017. <>