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1910 New Catholic Dictionary

Josaphat And Barlaam

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Principal characters of a Christianized version of a legend of Buddha. Josaphat, son of a 4th-century king in India, who persecuted the Christians, was kept in seclusion to prevent his conversion, which had been foretold. Bar1aam, a hermit, succeeded in converting him. His father later became a Christian and surrendered his throne. After ruling for a while, Josaphat resigned the crown and joined Barlaam in the desert. The legend is widely diffused. Barlaam and Josaphat are mentioned in the Roman Martyrology, November 27,; in the Greek calendar, August 26,.

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Entry for 'Josaphat And Barlaam'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. 1910.

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