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St. Melito of Sardis

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Feastday: April 1
Death: 180

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Bishop of Sardis in Lydia, Asia Minor. He was praised by Eusebius and had the gift of prophecy. Melito had a great reputation as an ecclesiastical writer, authoring an Apologia for Christianity to Emperor Marcus Aurelius. He was also revered by Tertullian as a prophet.

 

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