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Pertinax of Byzantium

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Pertinax was Bishop of Byzantium from 169 until his death in 187. Information on his life is mainly drawn from the works of Dorotheus, according to whom he was originally a senior officer of the Roman Empire based in Thrace. When he contracted a disease, and heard the rumors of miracles occurring amongst the adherents of a new religion – Christianity – he sought advice from Bishop Alypius of Byzantium. When his disease was cured, he assumed it was the result of Alypius's prayers, and converted to Christianity[1]. Shortly afterwards, he was ordained a priest by Alypius, and succeeded him as bishop after his death.


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