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date: 11 December 2023

Frumentius, St (c. 300–c. 380), 

The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
F. L. CrossF. L. Cross, E. A. LivingstoneE. A. Livingstone

‘Apostle of the Abyssinians’. Acc. to *Rufinus (HE 1. 9 f.), Aedesius and Frumentius were the two young companions of a Tyrian merchant, Meropius. After all three were captured by ‘barbarians’ on the way back from a voyage to ‘India’, Meropius was executed, but the other two, who were both Christians, were taken before their captors' king, whom they later assisted in the government of his country. Frumentius took advantage of the opportunity to carry on mission work, and on reporting the fruits of his work at ... ...

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