St. Spyridon of Tremithius
A native of Cyprus, St. Spyridon was a sheep farmer who had been tortured
during the persecutions of Diocletian. Famed for this knowledge of the
Bible, Spyridon was married and had children at the time of his elevation
to the see of Tremithius. Legends say that he attended the Council of
Nicaea (321), but his name is not on the official list of attending
bishops. He attended the Council of Sardica (c. 343), at which Constantius
requested the condemnation of Athanasius of Alexandria. Spyridon died c.
Karen Rae Keck
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