Book of Saints – Dorotheus of Tyre


DOROTHEUS of TYRE (Saint) Martyr (June 5) (4th century) There is much uncertainty as to the true history of this Saint. The Roman Martyrology adopts the view that he was a priest of Tyre, imprisoned and otherwise made to suffer for the Faith in the great persecution at the beginning of the fourth century, and who survived to undergo banishment under Julian the Apostate (A.D. 362) dying at Verya on the Black Sea at the age of 107. The Bollandists (probably with reason) make him Bishop of Tyre, and one of the Fathers of the Council of Nicaea (A.D. 325). He is said to have written in Greek and in Latin and on several subjects; but it is curious that neither Eusebius nor Saint Jerome, his contemporaries, make any mention of him.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Dorotheus of Tyre”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 12 November 2012. Web. 26 May 2019. <>