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The Great Cloud of Witnesses

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St. Cyprian of Carthage

Born to wealthy pagan parents, Cyprian taught rhetoric and literature. As an adult, he converted to Christianity. He was a student of Saint Caecilius of Carthage. He was ordained in 247 and proclaimed Bishop of Carthage in 249. During the persecution of Decius, beginning in 250, Cyprian lived in hiding, covertly ministering to his flock; his enemies condemned him for being a coward and not...
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