Acacius Bishop of Peru, Syria

He was a close friend of St. John Chrysostom for a while, but later became the bitterest of his opponents. He was born approximately in 322 AD, and became a monk at a young age. He enjoyed a good reputation during virtuous life and was strict in applying the rituals. He was a writer for the Saints Basil the Great, and Epiphanius, Bishop of Salamis in Cyprus. In the year 378 AD he was ordained a Bishopat the hands of Bishop Melitus of Antioch. He subscribed to the Council of Constantinople in 381, but he could not participate in the Ecumenical Council of Ephesus because of his old age. He had an indirect impact on the work of the Council. He subscribed as well with Archbishop Theophilus of Alexandria, Ontockheos Bishop of Ptullimays, Srvian Bishop of Jaballah as four Bishops in the Council of "Oak". This was the Council that decided to send St. John Chrysostom to exile. In spite of this mistake, his contemporaries did not deny his piety and kindness. Hegumen the Obiskobos who mentioned his virtues in five Syrian melodies praised him. Only six letters were what are left of his work. Reference: Quasten: Patrology, vol 3, P 481-2. May the blessings of his prayers be with all of us Amen.

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