Homily of Evodius

EVODIUS, HOMILY OF ĭ vō’ dĭ əs. A Coptic writing, the author of which claims to be Evodius, bishop of Rome (traditionally, he was bishop of Antioch) after Peter. The writer testifies that he, along with Peter, John, and others, was an eyewitness to the death of Mary and her assumption seven months later.


F. Robinson, Coptic Apocryphal Gospels (1896), 44-89; M. R. James, The Apocryphal New Testament (1924), 194-198; W. H. C. Frend, “The Gnostic Origins of the Assumption Legend,” The Modern Churchman (March 1953), 23-28.