Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Cyprian of Carthage

CYPRIAN OF CARTHAGE (Roman Christian, c. 210-258 CE)

Cyprian (Thaschus Caecilius Cyprianus) was a bishop of Carthage, the once-Phoenician city in North Africa. Of Berber descent, he is considered a saint in both West and East. He was the greatest of Latin Christian writers in the West before the arrival of Jerome and Augustine, his most famous treatise being De Ecclesiae Catholicae Unitate ("On the Unity of the Catholic Church"). After receiving a classical education, he converted to Christianity and soon became a bishop. He was known for his his strong pastoral skills, firmness of faith, and eventual martyrdom by the sword.


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