Firmilian of Caesarea
Saint Firmilian was a disciple of Origen. He had a contemporary reputation comparable to that of Dionysius of Alexandria or Cyprian, bishop of Carthage. He took an active part in the mid-3rd century controversies over re-baptising heretics and re-admitting lapsed Christians after the persecutions of Decius and was ex-communicated by Pope Stephen I for his position. A single letter of Firmilian to Cyprian survives among Cyprian's correspondence.
Year: 230-268 AD
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