Euroea in Phoenicia

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Euroea in Phoenicia was a city in the late Roman province of Phoenicia Secunda.[1] today Hawarin, north of al-Qaryatayn and on the road from Damascus to Palmyra. There are ruins of a Roman castellum and of a basilica.


The true name of this city seems to have been Hawârin; as such it appears in a Syriac inscription of the fourth to the sixth century. According to Ptolemy[2] it was situated in the Palmyrene province. Georgius Cyprius calls it Euarios or Justinianopolis.


The Notitiae episcopatuum of the Patriarchate of Antioch (6th century) gives Euroea as a suffragan see of the archdiocese of Damascus.[3] One of its bishops, Thomas, is known in 451; there is some uncertainty about another, John, who lived a little later.[4]

Euroea is included in the Catholic Church's list of titular sees.[5] Until 1935 it was called Evaria (Euaria, Euroea).[6]


  1. ^ Joseph Bingham, Origines ecclesiasticæ; or, The antiquities of the Christian Church (1834), p. 307.
  2. ^ V, xiv.
  3. ^ See Echos d'Orient, X (1907), 145.
  4. ^ Lequien, Oriens christianus, II, 847.
  5. ^ Annuario Pontificio 2013 (Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2013, ISBN 978-88-209-9070-1), p. 891
  6. ^ Catholic Hierarchy page, [1]

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 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "article name needed". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton.