Priest during the reign of Valerius Maximianus Galerius. Earliest known bishop of Epiphania, Cilicia (in modern Turkey) in 325. Attended the Council of Nicaea. Bishop of Nicomedia; opposed the Arians who were just starting to spread in the area. Writer whose works were recommended by Saint Athanasius of Alexandria for their defense of the faith. Suffered in the persecutions of Diocletian.
- early 4th century of natural causes
- Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
- For All The Saints, by Katherine Rabenstein
- Our Sunday Visitor’s Encyclopedia of Saints