ST. DOROTHEUS OF TYRE, M.
HE was a priest, some say bishop, of Tyre in
Phœnicia, and suffered much for the faith under Dioclesian, as
the ancient Martyrologies testify. He is said to have survived his
torments, and to have reached the times of Julian the Apostate.
St. Theophanes, Anastasius the librarian, and the
modern Greeks tell us, that he completed his martyrdom at Odyssopolis
in Thrace.* Another Dorotheus, a martyr, chamberlain of Dioclesian,
is mentioned by Eusebius, and honored with St. Gorgonius: see the 9th
of September.1 The same historian speaks of a third Dorotheus, a
priest of Antioch in the same age a most holy man, and perfectly
skilled in the scriptures and in the Hebrew tongue.2