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Nicetus of Remesiana
A successful missionary among the Bessi, Goths, and Dacians, St. Nicetus (d. c. 414) was made bishop of Remesiana c. 366/70). He is thought to have been of Greek descent and was fluent in Latin. He opposed the Arians and the Macedonians (also called the Pneumatomachi), and he wrote treatises on the Trinity, the faith, the creed, and liturgical singing. His Explanatio symboli (Explanation of the Creed) gives a history of the Apostles' Creed, and his work on baptism, which exists only in fragments, is rooted in the teachings of Nicene Christianity and the Catacheses of Cyril of Jerusalem. His use of the phrase communion of the saints is the first known usage in extant texts. Paulinus of Nola praises Nicetas' missionary work in a poem. Nicetas was also a hymnographer and may have written "Te deum laudamus," better known as the Te Deum.
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