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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.

CHAPTER XI.

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.

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CHAPTER II.

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, paræchiæ, 251.—II. When

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

atpokotela, 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

CHAPTER III.

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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CHAPTER II.

Of the several classes or degrees of catechumens, and the gradual exercises

and discipline of every order.
Sect. I. Four orders or degrees of catechumens among the Ancients,

450.-II. First, the twoúpevol, or catechumens privately instructed

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