Maris (bishop)

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Maris was a bishop of Chalcedon in the 4th century and a prominent backer of Arianism. He is also notable for confronting the anti-Christian emperor Julian the Apostate in 362 after going blind - in reply to Julian telling him "Thy Galilean God will not heal thy sight." He replied "I thank God for depriving me of the power of beholding thy face."[1]


  1. ^ Socr. iii. 12; Soz. v. 4; Tillem. vii. 332