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Melito of Sardis
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Writing to the Roman bishop Victor, at the end of the 2nd century CE, Polycrates of Ephesus defends the Quartodeciman observation of Pascha by referring to seven figures, all of whom were bishops, all of whom were his “kinspeople” (συγγενεῖς), and all of whom had kept Pascha (Easter; Passover) in accordance with the Quartodeciman tradition. Among them he refers to “Melito the eunu…

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Stewart, Alistair C., “Melito of Sardis”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 29 May 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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