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Irenaeus, St Line breaks: St Ire|naeus
Pronunciation: /ˌʌɪərɪˈniːəs/

Definition of Irenaeus, St in English:

( Circa 130-circa 200 ad), Greek theologian, the author of Against Heresies (circa 180), a detailed attack on Gnosticism. Feast day (in the Eastern Church) 23 August; (in the Western Church) 28 June.

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