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Noun1.Irenaeus - Greek theologian who was bishop of Lyons and an antiheretical writer; a saint and Doctor of the Church (circa 130-200)
Church of Rome, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church, Roman Catholic - the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
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Archbishop Ireneaus continued performing more baptisms and ordaining priests in other locations, bringing the total of Ghanaians received into the Orthodox Church to nearly 3,000 over several years.
The early fathers, such as Ireneaus of Lyon or Clement of Alexandria, described deification in the third century.
Graham Harrison (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2004), 187, and Ireneaus, Against the Heresies, 3.19.1.