Saint Pamphilus of Alexandria

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Studied in Berytus, Phoenicia and in Alexandria, Egypt. Careful student of the works of Origen. Priest, ordained at Caesarea. Head of a catechetical school in Caesarea. Noted Bible scholar. In a day when books were hand-copied, Pamphilus was known for the size of his library which survived until destroyed by Arabs in the 7th century. Teacher of the noted historian Eusebius of Caesarea, helped him write an Apology of Origen, and was the subject of a biography by Eusebius. Arrested in 308 by governor Urban for the crime of being a Christian. One of a group of martyrs who were tortured and murdered together.


  • Berytus, Phoenicia



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  • “Saint Pamphilus of Alexandria“. CatholicSaints.Info. 17 April 2021. Web. 17 January 2022. <>