This is the Acts of Martyrs in the form of an epistula (“letter”; Epistle) written by the Churches of Lyons and Vienne, and it was sent to the sister communities of Asia and Frygia in order to inform them about the events of the year 177 CE, that is to say, the martyrdom suffered by the Christians of Gaul on that date and of which the victim was a very numerous group of individuals from those two cities.
Churches of Lyons and Vienne, Letter of the(3,014 words)
Cite this pageMateo Donet, M. Amparo, “Churches of Lyons and Vienne, Letter of the”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 27 November 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7993_EECO_SIM_00000657>
First published online: 2018
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