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Pa'pylus, St.

*Pa/pulos), sometimes called Papirius, a physician, born at Thyatira in Lydia, of respectable parents, who was ordained deacon by St. Carpus, in the second century after Christ. He was put to death by the prefect Valerius, together with his sister Agathonice and many others, aftei being cruelly tortured, in or about the year 166. An interesting account of his martydom is given in the "Acta Sanctorum," taken chiefly front Simeon Metaphrastes. His memory is celebrated by the Romish church on the 13th of April. (See Acta Sanctor. April, vol. ii. p. 120, &c. ; Bzovius, Nomencl. Sanctor. Profess. Medicor. ; C. B. Carpzovius, De Medicis ab Eccles. pro Sanctis habitis, and the authors there referred to.)


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