Talk:John of Damascus

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I have not found any evidence that references to St. John as a Bishop.  It might be more accurate to refer to him as St. John Damascene.
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I have not found any evidence that references to St. John as a Bishop.  It might be more accurate to refer to him as St. John Damascene.{{unsigned|Gsarraf}}
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: You are right that he was not a bishop.  However, the "of [place]" usage in English does not necessary refer only to episcopacy.  There are multiple saints who were never bishops who are commonly known by such names, e.g., [[Columba of Iona]], [[Benedict of Nursia]], [[Anthony of the Kiev Caves]], [[Clement of Alexandria]], etc.  &mdash;[[User:ASDamick|<font size="3.5" color="green" face="Adobe Garamond Pro, Garamond, Georgia, Times New Roman">Fr. Andrew</font>]] <sup>[[User_talk:ASDamick|<font color="red">talk</font>]]</sup> <small>[[Special:Contributions/ASDamick|<font color="black">contribs</font>]]</small> 09:20, April 25, 2007 (PDT)

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I have not found any evidence that references to St. John as a Bishop. It might be more accurate to refer to him as St. John Damascene.—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Gsarraf (talkcontribs) .

You are right that he was not a bishop. However, the "of [place]" usage in English does not necessary refer only to episcopacy. There are multiple saints who were never bishops who are commonly known by such names, e.g., Columba of Iona, Benedict of Nursia, Anthony of the Kiev Caves, Clement of Alexandria, etc. —Fr. Andrew talk contribs 09:20, April 25, 2007 (PDT)
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