Germinius of Sirmium

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Germinius, born in Cyzicus,[1] was bishop of Sirmium, (today the town Sremska Mitrovica, in the territory of Srem in Serbia)[2] and a supporter of Homoian theology, which is often labelled as a form of Arianism. Along with Valens of Mursa and Ursacius of Singidunum he was responsible for drafting the theological statement known as the Blasphemy of Sirmium in 357.[3][4] He also appears in the Altercatio Heracliani laici cum Germinio episcopo Sirmiensi, which purports to be the minutes of a public disputation between Germinius and a Nicene layman called Heraclianus in January 366.[5] He is believed to have died in 375 or 376.


  1. ^ Aleksandar Ivanović, Spisak episkopa Sirmija uz kratke beleške (List of bishops of Sirmium with short notes), p. 5.
  2. ^ Ненад Лемајић, Хронотакса црквених достојанственика у Срему (The Chronotaxis of Church Dignitaries in Srem), Зборник Музеја Срема, Музеј Срема, Сремска Митровица, 1997, p. 60.
  3. ^ Socrates Scholasticus, Church History, book 2, chapter 30.
  4. ^ Socrates Scholasticus, Church History, book 2, chapter 37.
  5. ^ This document mention one more heresiarch among the bishops of Sirmium (metropolitan bishops of Pannonia Secunda), Photinus. For Photinus of Sirmium and his teachings about nature of Jesus, see: Aleksandar Ivanović, Fotin Sirmijumski i njegov nauk- novi pokušaj rekonstrukcije fotinističke Hristologije (Photinus of Sirmium and his Doctrine- New Attempt of Reconstruction of Photinian Christology, p. 1. [1]