St. Antipater, Bishop of Bostra in Arabia

Saint Antipater’s life is not to be found in the Synaxaristes. From other sources, we know that he was the Bishop of Bostra in Arabia, and he lived in the second half of the fifth century. He was esteemed highly by his contemporaries. His best known work was a book refuting the doctrines of Origen, which has been lost, and only a few fragments of it have been preserved in the Acts of the Seventh Ecumenical Council. He is known to have composed a treatise against the Apollonarians, but we possess only a few fragments of it. Two of his sermons have survived, however: one on the Annunciation, and another on Saint John the Baptist.

Saint Antipater reposed in peace.