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Meletian Schisms

(Melitian). 1. Egyptian; arose ca. 305; its effects lasted till the 8th c.; resulted from encroachments of Meletius of Lycopolis (Melitius; fl. 303–325; d. ca. 325; bp. Lycopolis, Egypt) on metropolitan rights of Peter* of Alexandria. 2. Antiochian (362–ca. 415). Originated when followers of Eustathius* of Antioch consecrated Paulinus (Paulinos; d. probably 388) counter-bp. to Meletius* of Antioch. See also Mark, Liturgy of Saint.

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