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Syagrius
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A colleague of Bishop Pastor in the episcopal community of the 5th century CE, Syagrius, a Galician bishop, joined Pastor’s struggle against Priscillianism. According to Hydatius (Chronica, c. 102 CE; SC 218.132–133), it was precisely in the administrative district (conventus) of Lugo that Pastor and Syagrius were consecrated as bishops in 433 CE, against the will of Agrestius, the bishop of Lugo. Himself a Priscillianist, Agrestius did everything in his power to prevent the election of the two bishops, who were outspoken critics of …

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Sanchez, Sylvain J.G., “Syagrius”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 30 May 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7993_EECO_SIM_00003298>
First published online: 2018



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