Book of Saints – Athenodorus – 18 October


ATHENODORUS (Saint) Bishop Martyr (October 18) (3rd century) The brother of Saint Gregory Thaumaturgus, and a native of Neo-Caesarea in Cappadocia. They were both pupils of Origen, and together combated the teaching of Paul of Samosata in the first Council of Antioch. Saint Athenodorus is said to have been put to death during the persecution of Aurelian about the year 269. No mention is made of the See of which he was Bishop, but it is commonly supposed to have been Neo-Caesarea itself, where he may have succeeded his brother.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Athenodorus”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 August 2012. Web. 30 October 2020. <>