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Servatius, Saint
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Servatius, Saint, the first verifiable bishop of Tongeren (civitas Tungrorum) in the Roman province of Germania II; by the 6th century, nothing more was known of him. According to Athanasius (Apol. sec. 49.1, where he is called Sarbatios), he signed the decrees of the Synod of Serdica (342/343). His signature on the forged decrees of a purported Synod of Cologne in 346 must be ruled out as a source. In 350 he was on a diplomatic mission in the East on behalf of the usurper Magnentius, which included Athanasius (Apol. Const. 9); at the Synod of Rimini in 359, he was amo…

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Brennecke, Hanns Christof, “Servatius, Saint”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 29 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025474>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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