Christian mythology

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St. APOLLINARIS

Christian Saint

Also known as Apollinaris of Hierapolis, Apollinaris Claudius

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 of Hierapolis, Apollinaris Claudius

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: 84

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

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