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Dorotheus of Tyre

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Saint Hieromartyr '''Dorotheus''' was the [[Bishop ]] of Tyre (from ca. 255 to 362) . He is traditionally credited with an Acts of the Seventy Apostles (, which may be the same work as the lost Gospel of the Seventy), who were which records those sent out according to the Gospel of Luke 10:1. He is commemorated on [[June 5]].
Dorotheus, a learned [[priest ]] of Antioch, and the teacher of the Church historian [[Eusebius of Caesarea]], was appointed director without having to renounce his religion <ref>(Eusebius,VII.32). Dorotheus is said to have been driven into exile during the persecution of Diocletian, but later returned. He attended the Council of Nicaea in 325, but was exiled to Odyssopolis (Varna) on the Black Sea in Thrace by Julian the Apostate. There the 107 year old priest was martyred for his faith. His feast day is observed [[June 5]]. </ref>"Saint Dorotheus of Tyre". Saints.SQPN. Retrieved April 5, 2011.</ref>
Heeding the words of the Gospel (Mt.10:23) during the time of the persecution against Christians under the emperor Diocletian, Dorotheus withdrew from Tyre and hid from the persecutors. He returned to Tyre during the reign of St. [[Constantine the Great]] and guided his flock for more than fifty years. He attended the [[First Ecumenical Council|Council of Nicea]] in 325.  When the emperor [[Julian the Apostate]] began to persecute Christians, St. Dorotheus was already over 100 years old. He withdrew from Tyre to the Myzean city of Udum (present day Bulgarian Varna), where agents of the emperor arrested him for his refusal to offer sacrifice to idols and began to torture the holy Elder. Under torture Dorotheus surrendered his soul to the Lord about the year 362 at the age of 107.  ==ReferencesReference==
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*[ OCA: Hieromartyr Dorotheus the Bishop of Tyre]
*[[Wikipedia: Dorotheus_of_Tyre]]
==External link==
[[Category: Bishop of Tyre]]
[[Category:Byzantine Saints]]
[[Category:4th-century saints]]

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