Origen

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Origen was born in Alexandria around 185AD and died around 254AD.

He was "not quite seventeen" when an anti-Christian persecution began in Alexandria, and is was during this persecution that his father was martyred. This same persecution led to him being appointed head (didaskalos) of the Cathetical School in Alexandria by Bishop Demetrius.

In 230AD he was ordained in Palestine without the authority of Demetrius who subsequently expelled him from Alexandria.

Parts of his teaching were anathematised at the Fifth Ecumenical Council in 553AD.

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