Saint Macarius of Petra

Also known as

  • Arius of Petra

Memorial

Profile

Bishop of Petra. Attended the Council of Sardica. When the Arian heresy began to spread, Bishop Arius changed his name to Macarius to show his opposition. The Arians, gaining power in the area, exiled Macarius to Africa where he lived the rest of his days.

Born

  • as Arius

Died

Canonized

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Macarius of Petra“. Saints.SQPN.com. 6 July 2013. Web. 29 August 2014. <>