New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Papias


Second century Apostolic Father; Bishop of Hierapolis. He is celebrated as the author of lengthy commentaries on the life, teaching, and works of Our Lord, which, however, now exist only in fragments. Earlier critics maintained that his writings propagated the belief that Christ will rule the kingdom of the just upon earth for a period of one thousand years; later commentators held this belief spurious. Feast, 22 February.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Papias”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 23 August 2013. Web. 2 March 2021. <>