Sacerdos of Lyon

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Sacerdos of Lyon in St Pauls church, Lyon.

Saint Sacerdos (Sardot or Serdot) of Lyon (487 – 552[1]) is a French saint[2] whose Feast Day is 12 September.[3] He was Archbishop of Lyon, France from 544 to 552.


Sacerdos was the son of St. Rusticus, Archbishop of Lyon, and his wife.

Sacerdos was a distinguished Bishop of Lyons who He presided at the Fifth Council of Orléans in 549[4][5] He is thought to have built the Église Saint-Paul,[6] and the Church of Saint-Eulalia, which later became the Église Saint-Georges.[7]

His son Saint Aurelianus was an Archbishop of Arles. His nephew Nicetius of Lyon (Nizier) succeeded him as Archbishop of Lyon.

He died at Paris, King Childebert, whose adviser he had been, assisting at his deathbed. His remains were transported to Lyons,[8] where he was buried in the church of the Apostles, later known as the Church of Saint Nicholas.[7]


  1. ^ Archevêques de Lyon, p. 26
  2. ^ Archdiocese of Lyon, France at Catholic
  3. ^ Christian Settipani, Les ancêtres de Charlemagne, 1989
  4. ^ Bernard Berthod, Jacqueline Boucher, Bruno Galland, Régis Ladous and André Pelletier, Archevêques de Lyon, Lyon, Éditions lyonnaises d'art et d'histoire, 2012, 191 p. (ISBN 9782841472284, notice BnF no FRBNF43719523)
  5. ^ Emmanuel Bernot, Clémence Mège, Émilie Robert, Céline Cadieu-Dumont et Audrey Baradat, Rapport de fouilles archéologiques préventives « La cure de Saint-Georges » : vol. 1 : Texte, Service archéologique de la ville de Lyon - Direction des affaires culturelles, juillet 2007.
  6. ^ "L'église Saint Paul" (in French). Vieux Lyon. Retrieved 19 May 2010. 
  7. ^ a b Bonato, Mauro. "San Sacerdote di Lione", Santi e Beati, December 13, 2016
  8. ^ Monks of Ramsgate. “Sacerdos”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 September 2016

External links

  • Saints of September 12: Sacerdos of Lyon
Catholic Church titles
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Archbishop of Lyon
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