Philopateer was born in 225 A.D. of pagan parents in the city of Eskentos in Cappadocia in Eastern Asia Minor (a region of the ancient world that corresponds to modern day Turkey).
The name Philopateer is a greek word that means lover of the father. (Pateer = father, Philo = love).
The conversion of his family to Christianity
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