Reformed Churchmen

We are Confessional Calvinists and a Prayer Book Church-people. In 2012, we remembered the 350th anniversary of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer; also, we remembered the 450th anniversary of John Jewel's sober, scholarly, and Reformed "An Apology of the Church of England." In 2013, we remembered the publication of the "Heidelberg Catechism" and the influence of Reformed theologians in England, including Heinrich Bullinger's Decades. For 2014: Tyndale's NT translation. For 2015, John Roger, Rowland Taylor and Bishop John Hooper's martyrdom, burned at the stakes. Books of the month. December 2014: Alan Jacob's "Book of Common Prayer" at: January 2015: A.F. Pollard's "Thomas Cranmer and the English Reformation: 1489-1556" at: February 2015: Jaspar Ridley's "Thomas Cranmer" at:

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

December 169-187 A.D. Pertinax—Byzantine’s 15th

December 169-187 A.D.  Pertinax—Byzantine’s 15th

Pertinax of Byzantium

Pertinax was Bishop of Byzantium from 169 until his death in 187. Information on his life is mainly drawn from the works of Dorotheus of Tyre, according to whom he was originally a senior officer of the Roman Empire based in Thrace. When he contracted a disease, and heard the rumors of miracles occurring amongst the adherents of a new religion –Christianity – he sought advice from Bishop Alypius of Byzantium. When his disease was cured, he assumed it was the result of Alypius's prayers, and converted to Christianity.[1]Shortly afterwards, he was ordained a priest by Alypius, and succeeded him as bishop after his death.


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