Saint Marcion Canonized, Holy Day Announced

Marcionite Christian Church completes years-long beatification, canonization process
WASHINGTON - June 9, 2023 - PRLog -- After nearly 2,000-years, Marcion of Sinope (85-160 A.D.) has taken his rightful place among the holy luminaries of Pre-Nicene Christianity.

In a ceremony at the Marcionite Church Central Pontiate in Corinth, Greece on June 8th it was announced by Bishop Andrew Theophilus that the beatification and canonization process for Saint Marcion had been finalized and approved. Chancellor A.W. Mitchell acted as postulator during the beatification process.

"Although best known for compiling the first Christian bible in 144 A.D., it is his steadfast courage derived from the Holy Spirit against powerful forces that allowed him to prevail and show others our Christian God was only revealed to us through Jesus Christ," (translated from Greek) said Bishop Theophilus. It was also announced that St. Marcion's life and contributions are to celebrated on the Holy Day of July 15th, the Ides of July, which reflect the date found in the old Marcionite phrase, "115 years and six and a half months between Christ and Marcion." This phrase is also quoted by Tertullian. It is the span of time beginning when Jesus descended to earth in the fifteenth year of Tiberius Caesar (29 A.D.) and the compilation of the first Christian bible in 144 A.D.

A painting of St. Marcion was commissioned by the church and unveiled at the ceremony. To learn more visit:

A brief video is also attached to help further your understanding of the Pre-Nicene Christian era.

To learn more about the first Christian bible visit:

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