Irenaeus (Greek: Εἰρηναῖος) (late 2nt century – died c. AD 202), an aa referred tae as Saunt Irenaeus, wis Bishop o Lugdunum in Gaul, then a pairt o the Roman Empire (nou Lyon, Fraunce). He wis an early Kirk Faither an apologist, an his writins war formative in the early development o Christian theology. A resident o Smyrna, he heard the preachin o St. Polycarp, a disciple o St. John the Evangelist.
|Bishop and Martyr|
Smyrna in Asie Meenor (modren-day İzmir, Turkey)
|Dee'd||AD 202 (aged 72)|
Lugdunum in Gaul (modren-day Lyons, Fraunce)
|Veneratit in||Roman Catholic Kirk an Eastren Catholicism|
Assirian Kirk o the East
Eastren Orthodox Kirk
Oriental Orthodox Kirk
|Feast||Juin 28 (Roman Catholic Kirk, Anglican Communion); August 23 (Eastren Catholic, Orthodox an Oriental Kirks)|
- Eusebius of Caesarea, Ecclesiastical History Book v. Chapter v.
- A. Poncelet, "Irenaeus, Saint" Catholic Encyclopedia 1917 (Catholic Answers)