Of the interior narthex, and the parts and uses of it.

Sect. I. Of the lesser mpónula, or porches, before the doors of the church,

59.-II. Of the narthex, apóvaos, or ferula, 60.—III. The use of it for

the catechumens and penitents of the second order, 61.-IV. Also for

Jews, Heathens, heretics, and schismatics to hear in, 62.-V. This not

the place of the font, or baptistery, as in our modern churches, 62.-

VI. Why called narthex, and of the different sorts of nartheces in several

churches, 63


Of the naos, or nave of the church, and its parts and uses.

Sect. I. Of the beautiful and royal gates. Why so called, 64.—II. The

nave of the church usually a square building, called by some the oratory

of laymen, 65.—III. In the lowest part of which stood the substrati,

or penitents of the third order, 65.—IV. And the ambo or reading-desk,

66.–V. And above this the communicants and fourth order of peni-

tents, called consistentes, had their places, 69.–VI. The places of men

and women usually separate from each other, 70.–VII. Why these

places of the women were called κατηχούμενα and υπερώα, 73.-VIII.

Private cells for meditation, reading, and prayer, on the back of these,

74.-IX. The place of the virgins and widows distinguished from others,

74.-X. The owlelov, or solea, that is, the magistrate's throne, in this

part of the church, 76.


Of the bema, or third part of the temple, called the altar and the sanctuary,

and the parts and uses of it.

Sect. I. The chancel, anciently called bema, or tribunal, 79.-II. Also

aylov, or iepatelov, and sacrarium, the holy, or the sanctuary, 80.—III.

And Avoiaothplov, the altar-part, 81.-IV. Presbyterium and diaconicum,

81.–V. Also chorus, or choir, 82.- VI. This place separated from the
rest by rails, called cancelli, whence comes chancel, 82.–VII. And kept


Of the baptistery, and other outer buildings, called the exedre of the


Sect. I. Baptisteries anciently buildings distinct from the church, 116.

-II. These very capacious, and why, 119.-III. Why called outloth-

pra, places of illumination, 120.-IV. Of the difference between a

baptistery and a font. And why the font called piscina and Kolvußnopa,

121.-V. How fonts and baptisteries were anciently adorned, 122.–VI.

Baptisteries anciently more peculiar to the mother-church, 123.–VII.

Of the secretarium, or diaconicum magnum, the vestry, 125.–VIII. Why

called receptorium, or salutatorium, 127.-IX. Of the decanica or prisons

of the church, 128.—X. Of the mitatorium or metatorium, 129.—XI. Of

the gazophylacium and pastophoria, 130.-XII. Of the schools and

libraries of the church, 133.—XIII. In what sense dwelling-houses,

gardens, and baths, reckoned parts of the church, 136.—XIV. When

organs first came to be used in the church, 137.—XV. Of the original

of bells, and how church-assemblies were called before their invention,



Of the anathemata, and other ornaments of the ancient churches.

Sect. I. What the Ancients meant by their anathemata in churches, 147.

-II. One particular kind of these, called KTUTá Jara, when first brought

into churches, 150.—III. Churches anciently adorned with portions of

Scripture written upon the walls, 152.-IV. And with other inscriptions

of human composition, 152.–V. Gilding and mosaic work used in the an-

cient churches, 154.–VI. No pictures or images allowed in churches for

the first three hundred years, 155.–VII. First brought in by Paulinus

and his contemporaries privately, and by degrees, in the latter end of the
fourth century, 161.-VIII. The pictures of kings and bishops brought


A more particular account of the number, nature, and extent of dioceses, or

episcopal Churches, in Africa, Egypt, and other Eastern provinces.

Sect. I. Dioceses anciently called mapoukiai, parcchia, 251.-II. When

the name diocese began first to be used, 253.-III. What meant by the
at poáotela, or suburbs of a city, 254.-IV. Dioceses not generally so

large in nations of the first conversion, as in those converted in the

middle ages of the Church, 256.-V. A particular account of the

dioceses of Afric, 257.-VI. Of the dioceses of Egypt, Libya, and Pen-

tapolis, 266.–VII. Of the dioceses of Arabia. And why these more

frequently in villages than in other places, 271.--VIII. Of the diocese

of Palestine, or the patriarchate of Jerusalem, 273.-IX. A catalogue of

the provinces and dioceses under the Patriarch of Antioch, 281.-X.

Observations on the dioceses of Cyprus, 283.—XI. Of the dioceses of

Syria, Prima and Secunda, 284.-XII. Of the dioceses of Phænicia,

Prima and Secunda or Libani, 286.—XIII. Of Theodorias, 288.-XIV.

Of Euphratesia, or Comagene, 288.--XV. Of Osrhoëne and Mesopo-

tamia, 290.—XVI. Of Armenia Persica, 291.—XVII. Of Assyria, or

Adiabene, and Chaldæa, 292.—XVIII. Of the Immireni in Persia, and

Homeritæ in Arabia Felix, 294.-XIX. Of bishops among the Saracens

in Arabia, 295.-XX. Bishops of the Axumites, or Indians beyond

Egypt, 297


A continuation of this account of the provinces of Asia Minor.

Sect. I. Of the extent of Asia Minor and the number of dioceses con-

tained therein, 300.--II. Of Cappadocia and Armenia Minor, 303.—

III. Of Pontus Polemoniacus, 307.-IV. Of Hellenopontus, 308.-V.

Of Paphlagonia and Galatia, 309.-VI. Of Honorias, 310.–VII. Of

Bithynia, Prima and Secunda, 311.--VIII. Provinces in the Asiatic

diocese. Hellespontus, 312.-IX. Asia Lydiana, or Proconsularis, 313.

X. Of Caria, 315.-XI. Of Lycia, 316.-XII. Of Pamphylia, Prima and

Secunda, 317.-XIII. Of Lycaonia, 318.-XIV. Of Pisidia, 318.-XV.

Of Phrygia, Pacatiana and Salutaris, 318.-XVI. Of Isauria and Cilicia,

320.—XVII. Of Lazica, or Colchis, 321.-XVIII. Of the Isle of

Lesbos, and the Cyclades, 322.

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