Paulinus of Trier
|Saint Paulinus of Trier|
|Bishop of Augusta Treverorum and Bishop of Trier|
Phrygia, in nowadays Turkey
|Honored in||Roman Catholicism|
Saint Paulinus of Trier (died 358) was bishop of Trier and a supporter of Athanasius in the conflict with Arianism. At the Synod of Arles of 353 he was targeted by the Arians, and was exiled to Phrygia, being effectively singled out by the Emperor Constantius II. He died in exile five years later, but his remains were returned to Trier in 395. His tomb is in the crypt of the city's Saint Paulin Church, which was rededicated to him.
Paulinus was from Gascony and educated in the cathedral school at Poitiers. He travelled to Germany with Maximin of Trier, whom he succeeded as bishop. He is a Catholic and Orthodox saint (feast day August 31).
- Carl L. Beckwith, "The Condemnation and Exile of Hilary of Poitiers at the Synod of Beziers (356 C.E.)", Journal of Early Christian Studies 13:1
- NPNF2-09. Philip Scgaff, ed. "Hilary of Poitiers, John of Damascus"; Daniel H. Williams, Ambrose of Milan and the End of the Arian-Nicene Conflicts (1995), p. 53.
- Paulinus of Trier
- Catholic Encyclopedia: " Diocese of Poitiers"
- Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome