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Saint Cyprian
(Thascius Caecilius Cyprianus)
Saint Cyprian
Born3rd century
North Africa
Died(258-09-14)September 14, 258
Venerated inRoman Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church, and Lutheran Church
FeastSeptember 16

Cyprian (/ˈsɪpriən/ SIP-ree-ən; Latin: Thaschus Caecilius Cyprianus; c. 210 – September 14, 258 AD[1]) was bishop of Carthage. He was an important early Christian writer. He was probably born at the beginning of the 3rd century in North Africa, perhaps at Carthage. At Carthage, he learned about classical (Paganism). After becoming a Christian, he became a bishop around the year 249. He died a martyr at Carthage.

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  1. The Liturgy of the Hours according to the Roman Rite: Vol. IV. New York: Catholic Book Publishing Company, 1975. p. 1406.

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