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

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

59.-11. Of the narthex, mpóvaos, 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 owlesov, 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

äylov, or iepareiov, and sacrarium, the holy, or the sanctuary, 80.—III.

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

81.–V. Also chorus, or choir, 82.–VI. This place separated from the

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 outlotń-

pla, 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 destry, 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 éKTUT ÁLata, 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

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church expressive of great reverence, 199.—XII. Churches the safest

repository for things of any value, and the best retreat in times of dis-

tress, 200.


Of the first original of asylums, or places of sanctuary and refuge, with

the laws relating to them in Christian Churches.

Sect. I. The original of this privilege to be deduced from the time of

Constantine, 202.—II. At first only the altar and inner fabric of the

church the place of refuge ; but afterwards any outer buildings or pre-

cincts of the church invested with the same privilege, 204.—III. What

persons allowed to take sanctuary, 206.-IV. What sort of persons and

crimes denied this privilege. First, public debtors, 208.–V. Secondly,

Jews that pretended to turn Christians only to avoid paying their debts,

or suffering legal punishment for their crimes, 209.-VI. Thirdly,

heretics and apostates, 210.–VII. Fourthly, slaves that fled from their

masters, 211.-

:-VIII. Fifthly, robbers, murderers, conspirators, ravishers

of virgins, adulterers, and other criminals of the like nature, 213.—IX.

A just reflection upon the great abuse of modern sanctuaries, in ex-

empting men from legal punishment, and enervating the force of civil

laws, 214.-X. Conditions anciently to be observed by such as fled for

sanctuary. First, no one to fly with arms into the church, 215.-XI.

Secondly, no one to raise a seditious clamour or tumult, as he fled

thither, 216.—XII. 'Thirdly, no one to eat or lodge in the church, but

to be entertained in some outward building, 217.


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 Tapoikiai, paræchiæ, 251.-—II. When

the name diocese began first to be used, 253.-III. What meant by the
Tepokotela, 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

abe 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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