|Saint Philip of Gortyna|
|Apologist and Bishop of Gortyna|
|Venerated in||Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church|
Saint Philip of Gortyna was Bishop of Gortyna on Crete. Little is known about him except for his authorship of a now lost treatise against the Gnostics. An Early Christian Apologist, he wrote in the time of Marcus Aurelius against Marcion. He was mentioned with great praise by Dionysius of Corinth in one of his letters to the Christian Community in Gortyna.
- Eusebius, Hist. eccl., IV., xxiii. 5; Eng. transl., NPNF, 2 ser., i. 201
- New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge, Vol. IX: Petri - Reuchlin