Hierocaesarea or Hierocaesarea or Hierokaisareia, from the Greek for 'sacred' and the Latin for 'Caesar's', also known as Hieracome or Hierakome, was a town and bishopric in the late Roman province of Lydia, the metropolitan see of which was Sardis. It was inhabited during Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine times.
This town is mentioned by Ptolemy. Judging from its coins, it worshipped the goddess Artemis Persica.
Its site is located near Sazoba in Asiatic Turkey.
It is mentioned as an episcopal see in all the Notitiae Episcopatuum until the 12th or 13th century,. but we know only three of its bishops:
The see remains a (vacant) titular see in the Roman Catholic Church, with nominal bishops appointed.
- Bishop Ernesto de Paula (1960.01.09 – 1994.12.31)
- Bishop Timothy Phelim O’Shea, O.F.M. Cap. (1950.05.24 – 1959.04.25)
- Bishop Franz Justus Rarkowski, S.M. (1938.01.07 – 1950.02.09)
- Bishop John Marie Laval (1911.09.11 – 1937.06.04)
- Bishop Giuseppe Astuni (1903.01.21 – 1911.02.21)
- Bishop Alessandro Beniamino Zanecchia-Ginnetti, O.C.D. (1902.06.09 – 1902.06.18)
- Bishop Désiré-François-Xavier Van Camelbeke, M.E.P. (1884.01.15 – 1901.11.09)
- Bishop Luigi Bienna (1845.04.24 – 1882.07.02)
- Bishop John Bede Polding, O.S.B. (later Archbishop) (1832.07.03 – 1842.04.05)
- Bishop-elect José Seguí, O.E.S.A. (later Archbishop) (1829.07.27 – 1830.07.05)
- Bishop Antonio Maria Trigona (later Archbishop) (1806.03.31 – 1817.07.28)
- Bishop Gregory Stapleton (1800.11.07 – 1802.05.23)
- Bishop Charles Berington (1786.06.02 – 1798.06.08)
- Bishop Santiago Hernández, O.P. (1757.08.13 – 1777.02.06)
- Bishop Louis-Joseph de Châteauneuf de Rochebonne (1720.03.04 – 1722.03.01)
- ^ a b Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 56, and directory notes accompanying.
- ^ Ptolemy. The Geography. 6.2.16.
- ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.
- ^ Joseph Bingham, Origines Ecclesiasticae; Or the Antiquities of the Christian Church and Other Works: In Nine Volumes, Volume 3 (Straker, 1843)p105.
- ^ Richard Price, Michael Gaddis, The Acts of the Council of Chalcedon, Volume 1 p95 (Liverpool University Press, 2005) p95.
- ^ Michel Le Quien, Oriens christianus p891.
- ^ Titular Episcopal See of Hierocæsarea at GCatholic.org.
- ^ John Bede POLDING.
This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Hierocæsarea". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton.