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ABASGI converted, 403.
Abraham, a monk, 193.
Acacius, bishop of Palestine, is de-
posed by the council of Sardica;
refuses submission, 511.
Acacius, bishop of Beroa, 235.
Acacius, bishop of Melitene, 260.
Alexander, the pope, opposes Arius,
Alexander succeeds Achillas [A. D.
312] as bishop of the church of
Alexandria, 13; his orthodox for-
mulary, ib.; translated to Con-
stantinople, 14; death of, 65.
Acacius, patriarch of Constantino-Alexandria ruled by Achillas, 13;
ple, 312; advises the Henoticon,
Acacius, bishop of Ariathia, 319.
Acepsemas, a monk, 193.
Achillas, some time ruler of the
church of Alexandria, 13 ; joins in
a conspiracy with Arius, 15.
Actor, remarkable death of an 117.
Adaarmanes, a Persian general, 433;
destroys Apamea, 435.
Addæus and Etherius executed, 426.
Adelphius, a leader of the Messalian
Aëtius, bishop of Lydda, and all the
bishops of the East, condemned,
Aëtius, ordained deacon, 112; adds
new errors to the Arian heresy,
ib.; is summoned before the em-
peror Constantius, who banishes
him to Phrygia, 118; becomes
an Arian bishop, 205; death of,
Agapetus appointed bishop of Apa-
Agapus, a monk, 193.
Alamundarus, the Arab, invades the
empire, 396; his treachery, 444;
and punishment, 449.
commotions at, 301, 361.
Amalasuntha, queen of the Goths,
Amantius, a deposed Arian, 164.
Ambrose, bishop of Milan, 159, 194,
195; testimony of the emperor
Theodosius to his fidelity and
Amida taken by the Persians, 376.
Ammonius, the father of Arius,
Amphilochius, bishop of Iconium,
166; defends the faith in Lycao-
nia, 194; by a remarkable ex-
pedient, convinces the emperor
Amphio made bishop of Nicomedia,
Anastasius succeeds Siricius as bi-
shop of Rome, 230.
Anastasius, a presbyter, and parti-
san of Nestorius, 258.
Anastasius, the emperor, accession
of, 366; desposes certain bishops,
367; deposes Macedonius and
Flavian, 371; his humanity, 374;
his name erased from the sacred
diptychs, 374, 375; founds Da-
ras, 376; builds the Long Wall,
ib.; abolishes the Chrysargyrum,
establishes the Gold-rate,
384; offers to resign his crown,
387; his death, ib.
Anastasius, patriarch of Antioch,
character of, 423; deposed, 430.
Anatolius, patriarch of Constantino-
ple, dies, 312.
Anatolius, a person of mean ex-
traction, convicted of sorcery,
441; conveyed to Constantinople,
442; executed, ib.
Anthemius, emperor of the West,
Antioch, rejoicings in, for the fall
of the tyrant Julian, 152; earth-
quakes at, 312, 441, 453; fire and
earthquake at, 390, 391; divi-
sions in the church of, 127.
Antiochus, a priest, (nephew of the
great Eusebius,) banished for his
spiritual fidelity; appointed suc-
cessor to Eusebius; refuses ordi-
nation at the hands of the hereti-
cal bishop of Pergamos, 171.
Aphraates, a holy monk, defends
the faith in Antioch, 190; re-
monstrates with the emperor Va-
lens, 191, 192.
Apion, the deacon, his mission, 26.
Apollinarius, of Laodicea, manifests
perverted views, 199; is de-
prived of ecclesiastical power,
and becomes head of an heretical
sect, 199, 200.
Arabs invade the empire, 375, 396.
Arcadius, one of Theodosius' two
sons and successors, 235.
Arian heresy, origin of, 12; names
of those who sided with it at the
council of Nice, 33; their creed
torn to pieces, ib.
Arian bishops-Eusebius of Cæsa-
rea, Patrophilius of Scythopolita-
mus, Actium of Lydda, and The-
odotus of Laodicea, 58.
Arians, cruelties committed by, at
Arianism, its celebrated bishops,
Arius, a presbyter, ejected for his
heresy, 13; first publishes his
heresy, [A. D. 319], note, 30;
with Achillas conspires to per-
vert the Scriptures, 22; his doc-
trine set forth, 15-26; his letter
to Eusebius, bishop of Nicomedia,
27, 28; his awful death, 50, 51.
Armatus, put to death by Zeno, 363.
Arsacius succeeds St. John Chry-
sostom in the bishopric of Con-
Arsenius, bishop of the Meletian
faction-concealed-an arm pro-
duced as his said to be murder-
ed by Athanasius-the latter pro-
duces Arsenius, 70.
Artemas and Ebion, excommuni-
cation of, 21.
Artemius, a military commander,
martyred under Julian, 144.
Articles of faith maintained by the
Nicene council, 45.
Asclepas, bishop of Gaza, accused
of Arianism at Tyre, 68.
Asclepiades, a deposed Arian, 164.
Athalaric, son of Theodoric, 402.
Athanasius, bishop of Anazarbus,
Athanasius, St., his writings con-
fute Arius, 33; successor of Alex-
ander, ib.; his letter to the Afri-
cans, 34; his account of the death
of Arius, 50; succeeds Alex-
ander as bishop of Alexandria,
65; plot against, 66; declared
innocent, ib. ; second plot against,
66, 67; charged with adultery, 69;
is carried on board of ship to save
his life, 70; banished to Treves,
71; returns from exile, again
exiled, 73; charged at Rome-
goes thither, 75; recalled from his
second banishment-reinstated in
the see of Alexandria, 91; ban-
ished a third time by Constan-
tius-condemned to death-sol-
diers sent to execute him-
escapes his account of his es-
cape, 92, 93; his letter to the
persecuted virgins in Alexandria,
95; his letter to the Africans,
condemning the Council of Rimi- | Cabaones, the Moor, defeats Thra-
ni, as opposed to that of Nice, 110.
Athanasius, an Arian bishop, 205.
Attacus succeeds Arsacius as bishop
of Constantinople, 241.
Audius, head of an heretical sect,
denominated Audians, 165.
Augustulus, emperor of the West,
Auxentius, the excommunicated
bishop of Milan, death of, 158.
Avars advance to the Danube, 425;
invade the empire, 455.
Avitus, a monk, 193.
Avitus, emperor of the West, 305.
Babylas, his relics removed, 279.
Barsanuphius, an ascetic, 415.
Barses, the holy bishop of Edessa,
banished by the emperor Valens,
172; his death, 175.
Basil, bishop of Ancyra, 114; re-
proves the emperor Constantius,
Basiliscus assumes the purple, 340;
restores Timothy Elurus to his
see, ib.; issues a circular letter,
341; a counter-circular, 346; his
Belisarius defeats the Persians, 396;
takes Carthage, 400; returns in
triumph, ib.; recovers Rome, 401;
a second time, 403; captures
Bishops banished from Egypt and
Bishops, list of the principal, 13,
Bishops, persecutions endured by
them, and their feelings at the
treatment sustained by St. John
Bishops invited to a council at
Rome, and decline, 207.
Bishops present at the council at
Bishops, three hundred and eighteen
assembled at the council of Nice,
Bishops of the great cities, list of,
Cæsar, an imperial chamberlain,
Calandion, patriarch of Antioch,
349; banished, 354.
Captive woman performs miracul-
ous cures, 62.
Celestine, pope, writes to Nestorius,
Chalcedon, council of, 293, 317;
definition of faith there framed,
Chosroes I. invades the empire, 404;
takes Antioch, 405; besieges
Edessa, 407; and Sergiopolis,
409; takes Daras, 435; makes a
truce with the Romans, 437; de-
feated, 439; his death, 440.
Chosroes II. flies to the Romans,
461; restored, 462; his offerings,
Chrestus made bishop of Nice,
Christians, their cruel treatment
under Julian, 133-148; laws
prohibiting their literary instruc-
tion, 135; nicknamed Galileans,
ib.; sepulchral honours rendered
to the bodies of martyrs, 137;
censured as being slaves to ambi-
tion and vain-glory, 12.
Christians, letter from Constantine
to Sapor, king of Persia, respect-
ing them, 63.
Chrysargyrum abolished, 378.
Church widely disturbed by dissen-
sions among the bishops, 115,
Cleopater, a deposed Arian, 164.
Confession of faith drawn up at
council of Nice, with unanimous
consent the council dissolved,
Consecration of the church of Jeru-
Constantia, the widow of Licinius, 74.
Constantine restores tranquillity-
prohibits sacrifices to idols-com-
mands churches to be erected and
others rebuilt appoints be-
lievers to be governors-temples
of idols closed and the churches
prosperous, 12; attends the coun-
cil of Nice, 31; his epistle con-
cerning the council of Nice, 40;
supplies the daily wants of the
church, his many virtues, 42;
he appoints another day to settle
differences, 48; addressed the
assembly in Greek, ib.; ordered
large sums to be distributed to ce-
lebrate the 20th year of his reign,
49; his letter against Eusebius
and Theognis, 56; his letter to
the Alexandrians, 66; he makes
his will, 71; his death at Nico-
media, 72; his apology, ib.; his
Constantine's (the son of the Great)
epistle to the Alexandrians, to
bring Athanasius from exile, 73;
declines from the true faith, 74;
his death, 76.
Constantinople, conflagration at,
314; violent rains, 315; sedition,
297; miracle, 417; second coun-
cil of, 419.
Constantius, the emperor; his let-
ter to Athanasius, calling him
from the West, promising to re-
instate him in his own bishopric,
91; his inconsistency, 119; he
defeats Sapor, king of Persia,
123; his fickleness of character,
127; applauds the determined
opposition which he had experi-
enced from the bishop of Laodi-
cea, 128; his unhappy death,
Conversion of the Iberians, 61.
Conversion of and torture endured
by a Pagan priest's son, 140.
Council, ordered to be held at Cæ-
sarea, in Palestine; removed to
Tyre; Athanasius accused; Con-
stantine attends, 67.
Council at Tyre, 67; Constantine's
epistle to it, ib.
Council held at Sardica, 77.
Council of Rimini, 102; the Arians
persuade Constantius to call this
council to expunge the two terms
substance and con-substantial from
the formulary of the faith, 102,
103; as terms not in the Holy
Scriptures, 103; synodical letter
from Rimini to Constantius, 103—
105; urging the continuation of the
purity of the formulary of council
of Nice, 103; presented to Con-
stantius by Arian courtiers, 105;
a second letter to Constantius,
Council of Nice, a city of Thrace,
106; the formulary of faith there
compiled heterodox, 107,
Council at Antioch, summoned by
Constantius to substitute the
words "of a different substance,"
for the term "con-substantial,"
Council of Illyria, 160; its epistle
concerning the faith, 162.
Council of Constantinople, 205; con-
firms the Nicene creed, 207.
Cross, adoration of the, 405.
Cyril succeeds Maximus as bishop
of Jerusalem, 115; is deposed
and expelled, 116; repairs to Tar-
sus, ib.; falsely accused to the
emperor Constantius, ib.; put to
a cruel death under Julian, 134;
awful judgment upon his mur-
Cyril, patriarch of Alexandria,
writes to Nestorius, 258, 328.
Cyril, prior of the Acoemets, 359.
Dadoes, a leader of the Messalian
Damasus, bishop of Rome, 108,
194; opposes the Apollinarian
Death, awful, of a reviler, 192.
Demosthenes, cook to the emperor
Valens, taunts the bishop of Cæ-
sarea, and receives a remarkable
Design of the work of Theodoret,
Devil, the, devising means to destroy
the church, 12.
Didymus, of Alexandria, opposes
Diodorus opposes Leontius, 112,
Diodorus, a distinguished layman,
stands forward in defence of the
faith at Antioch, 190.
Dionysius, bishop in Italy, banish-
Dioscorus, patriarch of Alexandria,
presides in the second council of
Ephesus, 268; deposed, 297,
Domnus, patriarch of Antioch, de-
posed, 268; visits Simeon the
Basil and Eustathius denounce
him to the emperor Constantius,
114; who orders his expulsion,
115; seizes upon the government
of the church of Constantinople
Eugenius usurps the throne of V1-
lentinian, 231; is defeated, 233;
sentenced to death, ib.
Eulalius succeeds Eustathius as
bishop of Antioch, 59.
Eulogius, a presbyter of Edessa,
banished by the emperor Valens,
174; restored, 175; said to have
been appointed bishop of Edessa,
Dracilianus intrusted to build the Eunomians,
holy church, 53.
Drought, famine, and pestilence in Eunomius possesses himself of the
Earthquake, remarkable, at Nice,
Earthquakes, 315, 385, 390, 393,
Edesius and Frumentius driven to
India by distress for water, not
slain, but presented to the king,
60; raised to honour, 61; Ede-
sius went to Tyre; Frumentius
to Alexandria; reported that In-
dia desired to have spiritual light;
made a bishop and sent a mis-
Edessa besieged by Chosroes, 407.
Elebichus, a general, 225.
Elpidius, the presbyter, his mission
to the diocesan bishops in Asia,
Ephesus, first council of, 258; se-
Ephraemius, patriarch of Antioch,
Ephraim, of Edessa, opposes Arian-
Epistle from the Asiatic bishops to
Eudoxius, bishop of Germanica,
takes forcible possession of the
chief authority in Antioch; his
malignant persecutions; bishops
bishopric of Cyzicum, 120; by
deceit obtains ordination, 121;
threatens to propagate heresy;
is induced prematurely to divulge
his intentions, ib.; flies to avoid
the emperor Constantius' citation,
and establishes a sect, 123.
Eunomius (an Arian) elected bi-
shop of Samosata, 170; his sub-
missive conduct, ib.
Euphonius succeeds Eulalius as bi-
shop of Antioch, 60.
Euphrasius, patriarch of Antioch,
Eusebius, two of that name, the one
bishop of Nicomedia, the other of
Eusebius of Cæsarea wrote a his-
tory from the time of the Apostles
to that of Constantine, 11; he is
condemned, 27; his letter to
Paulinus, bishop of Tyre, 29; at
one time favoured the Arian he-
resy, but afterwards signed the
Nicene confession of faith, 36;
his epistle concerning the Nicene
formulary of faith, 44; his con-
futation of the Arians, on "con-
Eusebius, bishop of Nicomedia, as-
sists Arius to settle in Constanti-
nople, 49; unlawfully translated,