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Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Series II, Vol. XIV

POST-NICENE FATHERS OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH SECOND SERIES TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH WITH PROLEGOMENA AND EXPLANATORY NOTES, UNDERTHE EDITORIAL SUPERVISION OF PHILIP SCHAFF, D.D., AND HENRY WACE, D.D, Pro Pri IN COT&T CLARK EDINBURGH WM. B. EERDMANS PUBLISHING COMPANY G RA ND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN

Preface
General Introduction
Bibliographical Introduction
Appended Note on the Eastern Editions of Synodical Literature.
Excursus on the History of the Roman Law and Its Relation to the Canon Law.

The First Ecumenical Council; The First Council of Nice
A.D. 325 Emperor.-Constantine Pope.-Silvester
Historical Introduction.
The Nicene Creed
Excursus on the Word Homousios.4
Excursus on the Words Gennhqe/ta Ou0 Poihqe/nta
The Canons of the 318 Holy Fathers Assembled in the City of Nice, in Bithynia.
Excursus on the Use of the Word "Canon."
Excursus on the Word Prosfe/rein.
Excursus on the Extent of the Jurisdiction of the Bishop of Rome Over the Suburbican Churches.
Excursus on the Rise of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem.
Excursus on the Chorepiscopi.
Excursus on the Public Discipline or Exomologesis of the Early Church.
Excursus on the Communion of the Sick.
Excursus on the Translation of Bishops.
Excursus on Usury.
Excursus on the Deaconess of the Early Church.
Excursus on the Number of the Nicene Canons.
The Captions of the Arabic Canons Attributed to the Council of Nice.
Proposed Action on Clerical Celibacy.
The Synodal Letter.
On the Keeping of Easter.
Excursus on the Subsequent History of the Easter Question.

The Canons of the Councils of Ancyra, Gangra Neocaesarea, Antioch and Laodicea
INTRODUCTORY NOTE TO THE CANONS OF THE PROVINCIAL SYNODS

The Canons of the Council of Ancyra
Historical Note.
Excursus on Second Marriages, Called Digamy.

The Council of Neocaesarea
Historical Note.

The Council of Gangra.
Historical Introduction.
Synodical Letter of the Council of Gangra.
The Canons of the Holy Fathers Assembled at Gangra
Epilogue.

The Synod of Antioch in Encaeniis.
The Synodal Letter.
The Canons of the Blessed and Holy Fathers Assembled at Antioch in Syria.1

Synod of Laodicea.
Historical Introduction.
The Canons of the Synod Held in the City of Laodicea, in Phrygia Pacatiana
Excursus on the Choir Offices of the Early Church.
Excursus on the Worship of the Early Church. (Percival, H. R.: Johnson's Universal Cyclopoedia, Vol. V., S. V. Liturgics.)
Excursus on the Vestments of the Early Church.
Excursus on the Minor Orders of the Early Church. (Lightfoot, Apostolic Fathers, Ignatius, Vol. I., P. 258.)

The Second Ecumenical Council. The First Council of Constantinople.
A.D. 381. Emperor.-Theodosius. Pope.-Damasus.
Historical Introduction.
The Holy Creed Which the 150 Holy Fathers Set Forth, Which is Consonant with the Holy and Great Synod of Nice.1
Introductory Note.
Historical Excursus on the Introduction into the Creed of the Words "And the Son."
Historical Note on the Lost "Tome" Of the Second Council.
Letter of the Same Holy Synod to the Most Pious Emperor Theodosius the Great, to Which are Appended the Canons Enacted by Them.
Introduction on the Number of the Canons.
Canons of the One Hundred and Fifty Fathers
Excursus on the Heresies Condemned in Canon I.
Excursus on the Authority of the Second Ecumenical Council. (Hefele, History of the Councils, Vol. II., Pp. 370, Et Seqq.)
Council of Constantinople: the Synodical Letter.1

The Third Ecumenical Council.; The Council of Ephesus.
A.D. 431 Emperors.-Theodosius II. And Valentinian III. Pope.-Celestine I.
Historical Introduction.
Extracts from the Acts. Session I.
The Epistle of Cyril to Nestorius.
Extracts from the Acts. Session I. (Continued).
Historical Introduction to St. Cyril's Anathematisms.
The Epistle of Cyril to Nestorius with the XII. Anathematisms.
The XII. Anathematisms of St. Cyril Against Nestorius.
Excursus on the Word Qeoto/koj.
Excursus on How Our Lord Worked Miracles.
Extracts from the Acts. Session I. (Continued).
Decree of the Council Against Nestorius. (Found in All the Concilia in Greek with Latin Versions.)
Extracts from the Acts. Session II.
The Letter of Pope Coelestine to the Synod of Ephesus.
Extracts from the Acts. Session II. (Continued.)
Extracts from the Acts. Session III.
The Canons of the Two Hundred Holy and Blessed Fathers Who Met at Ephesus.1
Excursus on the Conciliabulum of John of Antioch.
Excursus on Pelagianism.
Excursus on the Words Pi/stin 0Epe/ran.
The Letter of the Same Holy Synod of Ephesus, to the Sacred Synod in Pamphylia Concerning Eustathius Who Had Been Their Metropolitan.
The Letter of the Synod to Pope Celestine.
The Definition of the Holy and Ecumenical Synod of Ephesus Against the Impious Messalians
Decree of the Synod in the Matter of Euprepius and Cyril.

The Fourth Ecumenical Council.; The Council of Chalcedon.
A.D. 451. Emperors.-Marcian and Pulcheria (in the East). Valentinian III. (in the West). Pope.-Leo I.
General Introduction.
Extracts from the Acts. Session I.
Extracts from the Acts. Session II.
The Letter of Cyril to John of Antioch.
Extracts from the Acts. Session II. (Continued).
The Tome of St. Leo.
Extracts from the Acts Session II. (Continued).
Session III.
The Condemnation Sent by the Holy and Ecumenical Synod to Dioscorus.
Extracts from the Acts. Session IV.
Session V.
The Definition of Faith of the Council of Chalcedon.
Extracts from the Acts. Session VI.
Decree on the Jurisdiction of Jerusalem and Antioch. Session VII.
The Decree with Regard to the Bishop of Ephesus. Session XII.
Decree with Regard to Nicomedia. Session XIII.
The XXX Canons of the Holy and Fourth Synods, of Chalcedon.
Excursus on the Later History of Canon XXVIII.
Extracts from the Acts. Session XVI.

The Fifth Ecumenical Council. The Second Council of Constantinople.
A.D. 553. Emperor.-Justinian I. Pope.-Vigilius.
Historical Introduction.
Excursus on the Genuineness of the Acts of the Fifth Council.
Extracts from the Acts. Session I.
Extracts from the Acts. Session VII.
The Sentence of the Synod.
The Capitula of the Council.
Excursus on the XV Anathemas Against Origen.
The Anathemas Against Origen.
The Anathematisms of the Emperor Justinian Against Origen.1
The Decretal Epistle of Pope Vigilius in Confirmation of the Fifth Ecumenical Synod.
Historical Note.

The Sixth Ecumenical Council.; The Third Council of Constantinople.
A.D. 680-681 Emperor.-Constantine Pogonatus. Pope.-Agatho I.
Historical Introduction.
Extracts from the Acts. Session I.
The Letter of Agatho, Pope of Old Rome, to the Emperor
The Letter of Agatho and of the Roman Synod of 125 Bishops
Extracts from the Acts. Session VIII.
The Sentence Against the Monothelites. Session XIII.
Session XVI.
The Definition of Faith.
The Prosphoneticus to the Emperor.
Letter of the Council to St. Agatho.
Excursus on the Condemnation of Pope Honorius.
The Imperial Edict Posted in the Third Atrium of the Great Church Near What is Called Dicymbala.

The Canons of the Council in Trullo; Often Called the Quinisext Council.
A.D. 692.
Introductory Note.
The Canons of the Council in Trullo.
Excursus on the Marriage of the Clergy.
The Canons of the Synods of Sardica, Carthage, Constantinople, and Carthage
INTRODUCTORY NOTE.
The Council of Sardica.

a.d. 343 OR 344. Emperors.-Constantius And Contans. Pope.-Julius I.
Introduction on the Date of the Council.
The Canons of the Council of Sardica.
Excursus on the Other Acts of the Council.
Excursus as to Whether the Sardican Council Was Ecumenical.

The Canons of the CCXVII Blessed Fathers Who Assembled at Carthage.
A.D. 419
Introductory Note.
An Ancient Introduction.

Council of Constantinople Held Under Nectarius.
A.D. 394
Introductory Note.

The Council of Carthage Held Under Cyprian.
A.D. 257
Introductory Note.
The Synod Held at Carthage Over Which Presided the Great and Holy Martyr Cyprian, Bishop of Carthage.a.d. 257.
Epistle LXX.

The Seventh Ecumenical Council. The Second Council of Nice.
A.D. 787. Emperors-Constantine VI. And Irene. Pope.-Hadrian.
Introduction.
The Divine1 Sacra2 Sent by the Emperors Constantine and Irene to the Most Holy and Most Blessed Hadrian, Pope of Old Rome.
The Imperial Sacra. Read at the First Session.
Extracts from the Acts. Session I.
Extracts from the Acts. Session II.
Part of Pope Hadrian's Letter.
Extracts from the Acts. Session III.
Extracts from the Acts. Session IV.
Extracts from the Acts. Session VI.
Epitome of the Definition of the Iconoclastic Conciliabulum
Excursus on the Conciliabulum Styling Itself the Seventh Ecumenical Council, But Commonly Called the Mock Synod of Constantinople.
A.D. 754
The Decree of the Holy, Great, Ecumenical Synod, the Second of Nice.
Excursus on the Present Teaching of the Latin and Greek Churches on the Subject.
The Canons of the Holy and Ecumenical Seventh Council.1
The Letter of the Synod to the Emperor and Empress.
Excursus on the Two Letters of Gregory II. To the Emperor Leo.
Excursus on the Reception of the Seventh Council.
Examination of the Caroline Books.
Excursus on the Council of Frankfort, a.d., 794.
Excursus on the Convention Said to Have Been Held in Paris, a.d. 825.

Historical Note on the So-Called "Eighth General Council" And Subsequent Councils.
Appendix
PREFATORY NOTE.

The Apostolical Canons.
Introduction.
The Letter of the Blessed Dionysius, the Archbishop of Alexandria to Basilides the Bishop
The Canons of the Blessed Peter, Archbishop of Alexandria, and Martyr,1 Which are Found in His Sermon on Penitence.
The Canonical Epistle of St. Gregory
The Epistle of St. Athanasius to the Monk Ammus.1
The Epistle of the Same Athanasius Taken from the XXXIX. Festal Epistle.
The Epistle of St Athanasius to Ruffinian.
The First Canonical Epistle of Our Holy Father Basil, Archbishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia to Amphilochius, Bishop of Iconium.1
The Second Canonical Epistle of the Same.
The Third Epistle of the Same to the Same.
From an Epistle of the Same to the Blessed Amphilochius on the Difference of Meats.
Of the Same to Diodorus Bishop of Tarsus, Concerning a Man Who Had Taken Two Sisters to Wife.
Of the Same to Gregory a Presbyter, that He Should Separate from a Woman Who Dwelt with Him.
Of the Same to the Chorepiscopi, that No Ordinations Should Be Made Contrary to the Canons.
Of the Same to His Suffragans that They Should Not Ordain for Money.
From Chapter XVII. Of the Book St. Basil Wrote to Blessed Amphilochius on the Holy Ghost.
From the Letter of Basil the Great to the Nicopolitans.
The Canonical Epistle of St. Gregory, Bishop of Nyssa, to St. Letoius, Bishop of Melitene.1
From the Metre Poems of St. Gregory Theologus, Specifying Which Books of the Old and New Testament Should Be Read.1
From the Iambics of St. Amphilochius the Bishop to Seleucus, on the Same Subject.1
The Canonical Answers of Timothy
The Prosphonesus of Theophilus, Archbishop of Alexandria, When the Holy Epiphanies Happened to Fall on a Sunday.1
The Commonitory of the Same Which Ammon Received on Account of Lycus.
Of the Same to Agatho the Bishop.
Of the Same to Menas the Bishop.
The Narrative of the Same Concerning Those Called Cathari.
The Canonical Epistle of Our Holy Father Among the Saints, Cyril, Archbishop of Alexandria, on the Hymns.1
Cyril to Domnus.
Of the Same to the Bishops of Libya and Pentapolis.
The Encyclical Letter of Gennadius

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