Secundus of Ptolemais
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Secundus of Ptolemais

Secundus of Ptolemais was a 4th-century bishop of Ptolemais, excommunicated after the First Council of Nicaea for his nontrinitarianism.[1][2]

Secundus, was bishop of Ptolemais and a patron of Arius,[3] and is listed among those present at the council of Nicaea. Theonas and Secundus were the only bishops at the Council of Nicaea who refused to accept its decree nor sign the Nicaean Creed, a position for which he was deposed by the bishop of Alexandria, and sent into exile[4] He later recovered his bishopric as part of Constantine the Great's attempts at reconciliation, though his Arian successor Stephanus of Ptolemais was deposed in about 360.

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  1. ^ Hanson 2005: pp. 162–163. "Two bishops who refused to sign the Creed, Secundus of Ptolemais and Theonas of Marmarike, were deposed by the Council and exiled by the Emperor."
  2. ^ R. P. C. Hanson, The Search for the Christian Doctrine of God: The Arian Controversy, 318–381. 2005 (T&T Clark (Continuum), 2008) ISBN 978-0-567-03092-4
  3. ^ Warren H. Carroll, A. History of Christendom, Volume II. p. 11.
  4. ^ Warren H. Carroll, A. History of Christendom, Volume II. p. 12.

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