Antipas of Pergamum
|Antipas of Pergamum|
Antipas being roasted alive in a copper steer
|Martyr and Bishop|
|Died||reputedly ca. 92
Pergamon, Asia Minor
|Honored in||Roman Catholic Church
Many Christian traditions believe Saint Antipas to be the Antipas referred to in the Book of Revelation (Revelation 2:13) as the "faithful martyr" of Pergamon, "where Satan dwells". According to Christian tradition, John the Apostle ordained Antipas as bishop of Pergamon during the reign of the Roman emperor Domitian. The traditional account goes on to say Antipas was martyred in ca. 92 AD by burning in a brazen bull-shaped altar used for casting out demons worshiped by the local population.
Some Christians pray to this saint for ailments of the teeth.
- "St Antipas of Pergamon". Retrieved 2007-12-21.
- James, M. R. (1898). "Antipas". In James Hastings. A Dictionary of the Bible I. pp. page 107. "According to one form of his Acts (quoted by the Bollandists from a Synoxarion), he prayed that those suffering from toothache might be relieved at his tomb."
- From "Oil of Saints" in Catholic Encyclopedia: "Following is a list of other saints from whose relics or sepulchres oil is said to have flowed at certain times: 1) St. Antipas, Bishop of Pergamum, martyred under Emperor Domitian ("Acta SS.," April, II, 4)." Retrieved January 18, 2007.
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