Firmilian
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Firmilian

Bishop of Caesarea Mazaca
Died     ca. 269 Tarsus
Honored in    
               Eastern Orthodox Church
               Roman Catholic Church
Feast     28 October
Bishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia (230c-268); admired Origen; oppose Pope Stephen’s idea that baptism outside the Church is still valid; supported Cyprian’s idea that baptism valid only performed in the Church and thus that heretics and schismatics must be re-baptized; presided the first of the Synod of Antioch 




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