Nicasius of Dijon

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Fresco depicting the First Council of Nicaea.

Nicasius of Die (4th century) was a 4th-century bishop from Gaul, present-day France. As Bishop of Die[1] he is notable to history as one of only five Catholic bishops from the Western part of the Roman Empire who attended the First Council of Nicaea in 325.[2][3][4][5][6][7]


  1. ^ Duchesne, L., Fastes Episcopaux d'Ancienne Gaule tome I - Provinces du Sud-est
  2. ^ Dean Dudley, The History of the First Council of Nice: A Worlds Christian Convention, A. D. 325 with a Life of Constantine (Cosimo, Inc., 2007) Page 49
  3. ^ Philip Schaff, History of the Christian Church, Volume 3 (Library of Alexandria, 1966) online
  4. ^ Robert Payne, The Holy Fire: The Story of the Fathers of the Eastern Church (St Vladimir's Seminary Press 1980) page 79
  5. ^ W. A. Jurgens, The Faith of the Early Fathers: Pre-Nicene and Nicene eras. (Liturgical Press, 1970) page 280
  6. ^ The First Council of Nicaea at the Catholic Encyclopedia
  7. ^ He is sometimes confused with the Martyr and Saint Nicasius of Rheims who died eighty years later in nearby Rheims.