Dorotheus of Tyre

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Saint Dorotheus
Dorotheus of Tyre (Menologion of Basil II).jpg
Miniature from the Menologion of Basil II
Born 255
Died 362
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church
Eastern Orthodox Church
Feast June 5 (Gregorian calendar), June 18 (Julian calendar)
Attributes traditionally credited with an Acts of the Seventy Apostles

Saint Dorotheus bishop of Tyre (ca. 255 – 362) is traditionally credited with an Acts of the Seventy Apostles (which may be the same work as the lost Gospel of the Seventy), who were sent out according to the Gospel of Luke 10:1.

Dorotheus was a learned priest of Antioch (Eusebius,VII.32). Dorotheus is said to have been driven into exile during the persecution of Diocletian, but later returned. He attended the Council of Nicaea in 325, but was exiled to Odyssopolis (Varna) on the Black Sea in Thrace by Julian the Apostate. There the 107-year-old priest was martyred for his faith. His feast day is observed June 5 according to the Gregorian calendar which coincides with June 18 on the Julian calendar.[1]


  1. ^ "Saint Dorotheus of Tyre". Saints.SQPN. Retrieved April 5, 2011. 

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