Evagrius Scholasticus, Ecclesiastical History (AD), translated by E. Walford (). Book 4. THE FOURTH BOOK. CHAPTER I. ACCESSION OF JUSTIN. The Ecclesiastical History of Evagrius narrates the history of the church from the start of the Nestorian controversy in until the death of Evagrius’ employer. Evagrius Scholasticus: Christianity: Historical and polemical writing: to was chronicled by Evagrius Scholasticus. The consequences of Chalcedon as.

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Vigilius gave his assent in writing to the assembling of the synod but declined attendance. Eusebius’s Life of Constantine, Orations, etc.

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Looking for beautiful books? These transactions have been recounted by Agathias the Rhetorician, but his history has not reached our hands.

To this, he proceeded to compel the bishops in all quarters to give their assent. Let me now, however, return to my subject. The members of the other faction having, in consequence, fled from their homes, and meeting with a welcome nowhere, but being universally scouted as a pollution, betook themselves to waylaying travellers, and committed thefts and murders to such an extent, that every place was filled with untimely deaths, robberies, and every other crime.

And now, while endeavouring to give every attraction to my work, let me also bring upon the scene Synesius of Cyrene, whose memory will add an embellishment to my narrative. When, however, Theodosius, notwithstanding his refusal at first to sanction the deposition of Nestorius, had subsequently, on being fully informed of his blasphemy, addressed pious letters both to Cyril and John, they are reconciled to each other, and ratify the act of deposition.

This same Procopius has, with diligence, elegance, and ability, set forth the events of evzgrius war between the Romans and Persians while Belisarius was commander of the forces of the East. The ascent of the mountain is as much as twenty stadia. He has addressed also a formal discourse to a certain Egyptian, on the subject of his banishment to Oasis, where he treats of these circumstances more fully. But those who have been nurtured in Grecian error, having no desire to extol God or his tender care of men, were continually endeavouring to shake the opinions of their predecessors, and of each other, rather devising gods upon gods, schloasticus assigning to them by express titles the tutelage of their own passions, in order that they might find an excuse for their own debaucheries by associating such deities with them.

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. But the most singular circumstance of all was this; that evqgrius it happened that any inhabitants of an infected city were living in a place which the calamity had not visited, these alone were seized with the disorder.


Evagrius Scholasticus | bishop of Antioch |

Accordingly, having introduced this holy image into the mine, and washed it over with water, they sprinkled some upon the timber; and the divine power forthwith being present to the faith of those who had so done, the result was accomplished which had previously been impossible: Simeon prolonged his endurance of this mode of life through fifty-six years, nine of which he spent in the first monastery, where he was instructed in divine 27 knowledge, and forty-seven in the Mandra, as it is termed; namely, ten in a certain nook; on shorter columns, seven; and thirty upon one of forty cubits.

A fifth also took place by order of Justinian, concerning which I shall say what is suitable in its proper place, while I weave into my present narrative the several events of the same period which are worthy of notice.

The editor of New Advent is Kevin Knight. Those who refused compliance, he destroyed both by fire and various modes of death, and some he deprived of their tongues. After these proceedings the second council of Ephesus was dissolved.

Ecclesiastical historian and last of the continuators of Eusebius of Caesareab. He wrote concerning these matters to Theodosius, bishop of Alexandria, and greatly gloried in having persuaded Anthimus, as stated before, to prefer such doctrines to earthly glory and the possession of his see.

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After the removal of Theodosius, as has been already mentioned, Zoilus is appointed bishop of Alexandria, and when he had been gathered to his predecessors, Apollinaris obtains the chair. The fifth head contains zcholasticus blasphemous expressions uttered by private individuals belonging to what is called the New Laura, as follows.

To such a degree did he waste his flesh by severe discipline, and feed his soul by elevating doctrine, as to pursue upon earth the life of angels, and be ever a living monument of monastic life and contemplation of God. Zosimas follows into the wood, reaches the place where the lion was, satiated with his meal upon the beast, and smiling says, “Come, my friend; my journey is interrupted, since I am heavy and far advanced in years, and not able to carry on my back the ass’s load.

By far the greater part of the Vandals, as our author states, were destroyed: I have thought fit thus to take some notice of these and similar matters. The historian also feelingly describes the capture of Antioch by Chosroes, and its promiscuous devastation by fire and sword: And when, on further enquiry, he learned that very few persons remained in the city, and these consisted of aged people and children, from the absence of the flower of the population, he perceived that the prodigy proceeded from the martyr, and, influenced by fear and wonder at the faith of the Christians, he withdrew into his own country.


Nevertheless, both were ejected from their sees, as opposing the imperial mandates and the decrees of Chalcedon. AMANTIUS was the imperial chamberlain, and a man of very great influence; but as it was not lawful for any emasculated person to attain the sovereignty of the Romans, he was desirous that the imperial crown should be given to Theocritus, one of his creatures.

AT that time Justinian, abandoning the right road of doctrine, and following a path untrodden by the apostles and fathers, became entangled among thorns and briers; with which wishing to fill the Church also, he failed in his purpose, and thereby fulfilled the prediction of prophecy ; the Lord having secured the royal road with an unfailing fence, that murderers might not leap, as it were, upon a tottering wall or a broken hedge.

He recounts also other distinguished exploits evaggrius Narses in evagriuw overthrow of Buselinus and Syndualdus, and the acquisition of nearly the whole country as far as the ocean.

Victory He does bestow: He is succeeded in his see by Euphrasius from Jerusalem. PROCOPIUS also records, that the Abasgi, having become more civilised, embraced the Christian doctrine about the same time, and that Justinian sent to them one of the eunuchs of the palace, their countryman, acholasticus name Euphratas, with an interdict, that henceforward no one in that nation should undergo emasculation in violation of nature; for from among them the imperial chamberlains were principally appointed, whom scholashicus styles eunuchs.

With the mention of these last circumstances the history closes. For the impious Julian, that heaven-detested power, when the Daphnaean Apollo, whose prophetic voice proceeded from the Castalian fount, could give no response to the emperor’s consultation, since the holy Babylas, from his neighbouring resting-place, restrained his utterance; was goaded on to be an unwilling instrument in honouring that saint by a translation; on which occasion was also erected to him, outside the city, a spacious temple, which has remained entire to the present day: ON occasion of the arrival of Paul, bishop of Emesa, at Alexandria, and his scholwsticus before the church of that discourse which is extant on this subject, Cyril also, after highly commending the epistle of John, wrote to him in these words: He says that Cabades, king of the Persians, wishing to invest his schoasticus son Chosroes with the sovereignty, was desirous to have him adopted by the Roman emperor, so that by that means his succession might be secured.