Sunday, August 01, 2010

Saint Lucifer?

Strange though it may sound, there was a bishop in the fourth century named Lucifer. For those not too familiar with the Bible, before Satan was sent to Hell, he was known as Lucifer, or bearer of light. However, nowadays, when people hear Lucifer, they think of Satan.

Well, this bishop lived in Cagliari, on the island of Sardinia in Italy. He was around during the Arian controversy and fought vehemently against it. He stood with the true church in defending the Nicene Creed.

It is hinted by Ambrose of Milan and his student Augustine of Hippo that Lucifer was excommunicated, and his followers became known as Luciferians. It's unclear why he was excommunicated and some believe the excommunicated individual was actually another Lucifer.

His veneration as a saint is controversial and he is generally only venerated in Cagliari.

2 comments:

  1. lucifer is not the devil its a pagan term for the morning star or venus.. aka aphrodite.. bringer of the morning star..

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  2. Read your bible again. And don't stop where it says, "Oh lucifer, son of the morning", but keep reading after that and the identity is clear.

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