corner graphic   Hi,    
Finding the new version too difficult to understand? Go to

Bible Dictionaries

A Dictionary of Early Christian Biography

Serenus, Bishop of Marseilles

Resource Toolbox

Serenus (5), 10th bp. of Marseilles c. 595–600, known from the letters of Gregory the Great. To his good offices were commended St. Augustine on his mission to England in 596 (Greg. Magn. Ep. vi. 52; Migne, Patr. Lat. lxxvii. 836), and, three years later, the monks dispatched to help him (xi. 58, Patr. Lat. 1176). Two other letters from Gregory are preserved. Serenus in an excess of iconoclastic zeal had entered the churches of Marseilles and broken and cast forth the images. Gregory, commending his fervour against idolatry, reproved his violence, since the use of representations in a church was that the unlearned might read on the walls what they were unable to read in the Scriptures (ix. 105, Patr. Lat. 1027). Serenus, disregarding the warning and even affecting to believe the letter a forgery, received a severe rebuke and a reiteration of the pope's views (xi. 13, Patr. Lat. 1128, written Nov. 1, 600). Gall. Christ. i. 639; Ricard, Evêques de Marseille, 24, 25; Vies des saints de Marseille, S. Serenus, Bayle.


Copyright Statement
These files are public domain.
Text Courtesy of Used by Permission.

Bibliography Information
Wace, Henry. Entry for 'Serenus, Bishop of Marseilles'. A Dictionary of Early Christian Biography. 1911.

Lectionary Calendar
Saturday, September 21st, 2019
the Week of Proper 19 / Ordinary 24
Search for…
Enter query in the box:
Choose a letter to browse:
A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M 
N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  Y  Z 

To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient contact form
Powered by Lightspeed Technology