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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 tw…

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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 29 May 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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