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St APOLLINARIS
Also known as APOLLINARIS-OF-HIERAPOLIS

Bishop of Hierapolis not to be confused with [APOLLONIUS-THE-APOLOGIST].

A well-respected chap, he's best known for his letter to Roman bigwig Marcus Aurelius expounding Christian Apologetics. ("Sorry — but I don't agree with this Montanism doctrine. I'm sorry but I really don't.")

As luck would have it, a legion of Roman soldiers almost drowned in the desert after being targeted by a miraculous rainstorm. But Christian prayer saved them from this embarrassing fate and the entire legion turned Godwards.

This was obviously a home run for the Christians. So Marcus Aurelius held fire on his persecutions for a bit.

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Article last updated on 12 February 2009
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT St APOLLINARIS : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : APOLLINARIS
Location : Worldwide Christianity
Gender : Male
Type : Saint or Sage
Celebration or Feast Day : January 8th
Birth and Death Dates : ???-175
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : APOLLINARIS-OF-HIERAPOLIS
Popularity index : 87

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