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A Dictionary of Early Christian Biography

Sergius, a Monophysite Priest

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Sergius (12), the name of the two Monophysite priests persecuted with John of Ephesus at Constantinople. He relates the sufferings of the Sergii, one of whom was his syncellus, the other his disciple. While John was imprisoned in the penitentiary of the hospital of Eubulus the two priests were seized, and, as they would not yield, were publicly scourged and then imprisoned in a "diaconate," or hospital, attended by deacons and laymen, for 40 days. The syncellus was finally sent to the monastery of Beth-Rabula, where he was kindly treated, the monks there "having no love for the council of Chalcedon nor even proclaiming it in their worship" (John of Eph. H. E. p. 110, trans. Payne Smith).


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Wace, Henry. Entry for 'Sergius, a Monophysite Priest'. A Dictionary of Early Christian Biography. 1911.

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