Achillius was metropolitan of Larissa in Thessaly, Greece. Achillius is mainly remembered for his vehement defense of orthodoxy during the Council of Nicea and a miracle he performed in testimony against Arianism.
“Taking up a stone, Achillius called to the Arians: ‘If Christ is a creature of God, as you say, tell oil to flow from this stone.’ The heretics kept silent, amazed at this demand by St. Achillius. Then the saint continued: ‘And if the Son of God is equal to the Father, as we believe, then let oil flow from this stone.’ And oil flowed out, to the amazement of all.”
Upon returning from the Council, Achillius is reputed to have “cast down many pagan temples, built many churches, [and] cast out many demons“. The 1910 Catholic Encyclopedia makes issue to reference Achillius in its article about the bishopric of Larissa.[…]
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