Daily Martyrology for January 11

In 529, the death at a very old age, of Theodosius, the “cenobiarch”. Born in Cappadocia, he was trained as a monk, and then started a monastery near Bethlehem. The emperor Theodosius made him overseer of all the cenobitic communities in Palestine. He was a staunch opponent of the Monophysite heresy, which held that Christ has only a single nature.

Shortly after 800, St. Paulinus of Aquileia, bishop. He was called to the court of Charlemagne, where he opposed forcing the Saxons to accept baptism. He was involved in theological disputes over adoptionism, the belief that Jesus was born human and became divine, and the procession of the Holy Spirit.

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Our daily martyrology was written by Fr. Hugh Feiss, OSB. Copyright © 2008 by the Monastery of the Ascension, Jerome, ID 83338.