Book of Saints – Paphnutius – 11 September


(Saint) Bishop (September 11) (4th century) An Egyptian Saint who lost an eye when put to the torture as a Christian under the Emperor Galerius. Later he was consecrated Bishop and gained the favour of the Emperor Constantine. He is said to have taken part (A.D. 325) in the Council of Nicaea. Throughout his life he strenuously opposed the Arian heresy. Neither the name of his See nor the precise date of his death are known.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Paphnutius”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 24 July 2016. Web. 11 August 2020. <>