Domnus I., bp. of Antioch
Domnus I. (2), bp. of Antioch, appointed
a.d. 269 on the deposition of Paul
of Samosata, by the sole authority of the council, without any reference to the
clergy and people, the bishops evidently fearing they might re-elect Paul (Eus.
H. E. vii. 30). Paul, relying on the support of Zenobia, retained for two
years the episcopal residence and its church. The orthodox section appealed to Aurelian
after he had conquered Zenobia and taken Antioch,
a.d. 272. The emperor decided that
the right of occupation should belong to the party in communion with the bishops
of Italy and the see of Rome. This decision was enforced by the civil power, and
Paul was compelled to leave the palace in disgrace (Eus. u.s.). Domnus died
a.d. 274, and was succeeded by Timaeus
(Till. Mém. eccl. t. iv. p. 302; Neander, Ch. Hist. vol. i. p. 193,
Clark's trans.; Neale, Patr. of Antioch, pp. 52-57).