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Photius of Constantinople (1)

an Eastern ecclesiastic, tlourished in the 4th century. In the Acta Sanctorulm, Jnnii, 1:274, etc., is given an account of the martyrdom of St. Lucillianus, and several others who are said to have suffered at Byzantium, in the persecution under Aurelian. The account bears this title: Φωτίου τοῦ μακὰριωτάτου σκευοφύλακος τῶν Α῾γίων Ἀποστόλων καὶ λογοθέτου ἐγκώμιον εἰς τὸν ἃγιον ἱερομάρτυρα Λουκιλλιανόν ; Sancti Martyris Lucilliani Encomium, auctore beatissimo Photio, Sanctorum Apostolorum Sceuophylace ac Logotheta. Of the writer Photius, nothing further appears to be known than is contained in the title, namely, that he was keeper of the sacred vessels in the great church of the Apostles at Constantinople, which was second in importance only to that of St. Sophia; and that he must be placed after the time of Constantine, by whom the church was built. The Encomium is given in the Acta Sanctorum in the original Greek, with a Commentarius praevius, a Latin version, and notes by Conradus Januingus. See Fabricius, Bibl. Garcc. 10:271, 678; Smith, Dict. of Gr. and Rom. Biog. s.v.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Photius of Constantinople (1)'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/p/photius-of-constantinople-1.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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