Melito of Sardis
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Melito of Sardis

Apologist and Bishop of Sardis
Died     180
Honored in     
Roman Catholic Church
Eastern Orthodox Church
Eastern Catholic Church
Canonized     Pre-congregation
Feast     1 April

Bishop of Sardis in Asia Minor; anti-Judaism; an supporter of Quartodeciman practice and orthodox Christology; described Christ as by nature God and Man; wrote apology addressed to emperor Marcus Aurelius; influenced Irenaeus and Tertullian  




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