Christian mythology

A selection of Christian Martyrs, Hermits & Virgins


Christian Saint

Also known as Apollinaris Claudius, Apollinaris Of Hierapolis

Bishop of Hierapolis

He is not to be confused with St. 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.

St. Apollinaris Facts and Figures

Name: Apollinaris
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Apollinaris Claudius, Apollinaris Of Hierapolis

Gender: Male
Type: Saint
Birth and Death Dates: ???-175
Celebration or Feast Day: January 8th

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 1638

Copy this link to share with anyone:

Share this page on social media:

Link to this page:

HTML: To link to this page, just copy and paste the link below into your blog, web page or email.

BBCODE: To link to this page in a forum post or comment box, just copy and paste the link code below:

Cite this article

Here's the info you need to cite this page. Just copy the text in the box below.

Article last revised on April 07, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Permissions page

Oh woe. Javascript is switched off in your browser.
Some bits of this website may not work unless you switch it on.