EUSTATHIUS (Saint) Bishop (July 16) (4th century) A native of Sida in Pamphylia who, as Saint Athanasius assures us, had confessed the Faith of Christ before the Pagan persecutors, and was a man of eloquence, learning and virtue. He was made Bishop of Berea in Syria, and thence reluctantly translated to the Patriarchal See of Antioch. He assisted at the General Council of Nice, where he opposed the practice of translating Bishops from one See to another. He contended against the Arians, being the first, according to Saint Jerome, to do so with the pen. Eusebius of Nicomedia sought to have him removed from Antioch and by calumnies succeeded in deceiving the Emperor Constantine and in procuring his banishment, first to Treves then to Illyricum, where his virtues shone with the brightest lustre. He died at Philippi in Macedonia, about A.D. 337.
- Monks of Ramsgate. “Eustathius”. , 1921. Saints.SQPN.com. 26 January 2013. Web. 7 March 2015. <>