Saint Hypatius of Gangra

detail of a Russian icon of Saint Hypatius of Gangra; date unknown, artist unknown; swiped from Wikimedia Commons; click for source imageAlso known as

  • Hipacy
  • Hypatia
  • Ipazio



Bishop of Gangra, Paphlagonia (modern Çankiri, Turkey). Attended the Council of Nicea where he fiercely defended the divinity of Christ. When he returned home, he was martyred by a group of Novatian heretics who opposed his view.



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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Hypatius of Gangra“. CatholicSaints.Info. 12 November 2015. Web. 27 November 2015. <>