- Arius of Petra
Bishop of Petra. Attended the Council of Sardica. When the Arian heresy began to spread, Bishop Arius changed his name to Macarius to show his opposition. The Arians, gaining power in the area, exiled Macarius to Africa where he lived the rest of his days.
- as Arius
- “Saint Macarius of Petra“. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 June 2013. Web. 31 March 2015. <>