Irenaeus of Lyons, Bishop, Doctor and Martyr

Posted June 29, 2018 4:46 pm by John Paul Meenan, Editor

Irenaeus of Lyons, Bishop, Doctor and Martyr

Saint Irenaeus is the saint of the day, the vigil of Saints Peter and Paul.  He was bishop of Lyons in what is now France, a doctor of the Church, and venerated as a martyr for the faith (+202), a disciple of fellow martyr Saint Polycarp (+155), who in turn was learned the faith at the feet of Saint John the Beloved.
Besides his holy and apostolic life, consolidating the early Church, Irenaeus is most famous for his erudite and forceful treatise Adversus Haereses (Against Heresies) which put paid to, and more or less destroyed forevermore, the heresy of Gnosticsm, which taught that

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