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Frumentius

(ca. 300–ca. 380). “Apostle of the Abyssinians.” B. Tyre, Phoenicia; of Gk. extraction; captured on a voyage, he and a companion became assistants of the Ethiopian king and carried on miss. work; consecrated bp. of Aksum by Athanasius*; called abuna (“our father”) and Abba Salamah. (“father of peace”).


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