BY: Saint Dionysius of Alexandria, also called Saint Dionysius The Great, (born c. 190, Alexandria—died c. 265, Alexandria; feast day November 17),bishop of Alexandria, then the most important Eastern see, and a chief opponent of Sabelianism (q.v.).
Jesus Answered: “Jesus said to him: He that is washed need not but to wash his feet, but is clean wholly. And you are clean, but not all. For he knew who he was that would betray him; therefore he said: You are not all clean.” (Jn13:10-11)
HOW GREAT is the example You showed of enduring evil!
How Great too is your model of humility! How is it that the Lord gave is this example to show us that we shouldn’t give up counseling our neighbors even IF they aren’t affected by our words? For incurable wounds are wounds that can’t be healed by harsh medications or by more pleasant ones. Similarly, the soul, when it has been taken captive, gives itself up to wickedness, refuses to consider what is profitable for it, and won’t accept goodness despite great counsel. As if it is deaf, it won’t benefit from any advice. Not that it can’t, but it won’t.
This happened in Judas case. Never the less, Christ, although He knew this before hand, didn’t ever stop him from doing everything to counsel him. Since we know that Jesus practiced this, we also should never stop striving to set the careless right even if it seems no good comes from our counsel. Dionysius Alexandria, the Great
.CityofGod.blog says,Judas was paid 30 Tyrian Shekel, if authenticated would be “Priceless”!
Sabellius evidently taught that the Godhead is a monad, expressing itself in three operations: as Father, in creation; as Son, in redemption; and as Holy Spirit, in sanctification. Pope Calixtus was at first inclined to be sympathetic to Sabellius’ teaching but later condemned it and excommunicated Sabellius.
The heresy broke out again 30 years later in Libya and was opposed by Dionysius of Alexandria. In the 4th century, Arius accused his bishop of Sabellianism, and throughout the Arian controversy this charge was levelled at the supporters of Nicene orthodoxy (the Church accepted doctrine of the Holy Trinity, set forth in the Nicene Creed), whose emphasis on the unity of substance of Father and Son was falsely interpreted by Arians to mean that the orthodox denied any personal distinctions within the Godhead. About 375 the heresy was renewed at Neocaesarea and was attacked by Basil the Great. In Spain Priscillian seems to have enunciated a doctrine of the divine unity in Sabellian terms. City comment: this error or its variation is manifesting in America (USA) from Espanol migrating communities from the south who attempt to teach Jesus Divinity only begins at His resurrection, even today,
Dionysius the Saint
A Christian convert, Dionysius studied in Alexandria at the catechetical school headed by Origen, whom in 231/232 he was elected to succeed. In 247/248 he became bishop of Alexandria. During the persecution (250–251) of Christians by the Roman emperor Decius, Dionysius fled to the Lybian Desert, and he was again exiled in the Valerian persecution (257–260).
On his return to Alexandria in about 260, Dionysius favored readmitting penitent apostates to the church in opposition to those who wanted to exclude them permanently. Engaged in the bitter controversy over baptism performed by heretics, Dionysius did not insist on re-baptizing converts who had received heretical baptism, but he recognized the right of communities to re-baptize if they preferred. He denied that the Book of Revelation was written by St. John the Evangelist and denounced the Millenarians, who, basing their argument on a literal reading of Revelation, believed that after 1,000 years Jesus Christ would return and establish his kingdom on Earth.
of Dionysius was especially noted for his attacks on the Sabellians, who accused him of separating the persons of the Trinity (tritheism) and other heresies. Protests were sent to Pope St. Dionysius in Rome, who condemned those who denied any distinction between the persons of the Trinity and those who acknowledged three separate persons. Dionysius of Alexandria accepted the Pope’s judgment and repudiated the Sabellians’ charges, but he insisted that the Trinity consisted of three inseparable persons. His position has since been vindicated by the Church. [See below for Daily Indulgence Prayer, the Raccolta #14]
Sebbelas and dyionius history: Commentary Britannica see: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Saint-Dionysius-of-Alexandria