Saint Eusebius of Laodicea

Also known as

  • Eusebius of Alexandria
  • Eusebio

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Deacon in Alexandria, Egypt, serving under Saint Dionysius the Great. Exiled to Kefro, Libya in the persecutions of emperor Valerian c.255 for refusing to sacrifice to idols, Eusebius went into hiding to avoid the sentence, ministered to other covert Christians for several years, and cared for the sick during a plague outbreak in 260. Negotiated the surrender of women, children and elderly men to Roman troops during a siege of the Brucchium section of Alexandria. Represented his bishop at the Synod of Antioch which dealt with the heresey of Paul of Samosata and the false doctrines of Adoptionism and Monarchianism. Bishop of Laodicea, Syria (modern Latakia, Syria). A shory biography of him was included by Saint Eusebius of Caesarea in his Church History.

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  • “Saint Eusebius of Laodicea“. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 July 2016. Web. 25 August 2016. <>