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ABASGI converted, 403.

Alexander, the pope, opposes Arius,
Abraham, a monk, 193.

Acacius, bishop of Palestine, is de- Alexander succeeds Achillas (A. D.

posed by the council of Sardica; 312] as bishop of the church of
refuses submission, 511.

Alexandria, 13; his orthodox for-
Acacius, bishop of Beræa, 235. mulary, ib.; translated to Con-
Acacius, bishop of Melitene, 260. stantinople, 14; death of, 65.
Acacius, patriarch of Constantino- Alexandria ruled by Achillas, 13;

ple, 312; advises the Henoticon, commotions at, 301, 361.

Amalasuntha, queen of the Goths,
Acacius, bishop of Ariathia, 319. 402.
Acepsemas, a monk, 193.

Amantius, a deposed Arian, 164.
Achillas, some time ruler of the Ambrose, bishop of Milan, 159, 194,

church of Alexandria, 13; joins in 195; testimony of the emperor

a conspiracy with Arius, 15. Theodosius to his fidelity and
Actor, remarkable death of an 117. virtue, 223.
Adaarmanes, a Persian general, 433; | Amida taken by the Persians, 376.
destroys Apamea, 435.

Ammonius, the father of Arius,
Addæus and Ætherius executed, 426. 27.
Adelphius, a leader of the Messalian Amphilochius, bishop of Iconium,

166; defends the faith in Lycao-
Aëtius, bishop of Lydda, and all the nia, 194; by a remarkable ex-

bishops of the East, condemned, pedient, convinces the emperor

Theodosius, 218.
Aëtius, ordained deacon, 112; adds Amphio made bishop of Nicomedia,

new errors to the Arian heresy, 58.
ib. ; is summoned before the em- Anastasius succeeds Siricius as bi-
peror Constantius, who banishes shop of Rome, 230.
him to Phrygia, 118; becomes Anastasius, a presbyter, and parti-
an Arian bishop, 205; death of, san of Nestorius, 258.

Anastasius, the emperor, accession
Agapetus appointed bishop of Apa- of, 366; desposes certain bishops,

sect, 166.

367; deposes Macedonius and
Agapus, a monk, 193.

Flavian, 371 ; his humanity, 374;
Alamundarus, the Arab, invades the his name erased from the sacred

empire, 396; his treachery, 444; diptychs, 374, 375; founds Da-
and punishment, 449.

ras, 376; builds the Long Wall,

mea, 235.

ib.; abolishes the Chrysargyrum, heresy, 13; first publishes his
177; establishes the Gold-rate, heresy, [A. D. 319), note, 30;
384; offers to resign his crown, with Achillas conspires to per-
387; his death, ib.

vert the Scriptures, 22; his doc-
Anastasius, patriarch of Antioch, trine set forth, 15--26; his letter

character of, 423; deposed, 430. to Eusebius, bishop of Nicomedia,
Anatolius, patriarch of Constantino- 27, 28; his awful death, 50, 51.
ple, dies, 312.

Armatus, put to death by Zeno, 363.
Anatolius, a person of mean ex- Arsacius succeeds St. John Chry-

traction, convicted of sorcery, sostom in the bishopric of Con-
441; conveyed to Constantinople, stantinople, 241.
442; executed, ib.

Arsenius, bishop of the Meletian
Anthemius, emperor of the West,

faction-concealed—an arm pro-

duced as his-said to be murder-
Antioch, rejoicings in, for the fall ed by Athanasius—the latter pro-

of the tyrant Julian, 152; earth- duces Arsenius, 70.
quakes at, 312, 441, 453; fire and Artemas and Ebion, excommuni-
earthquake at, 390, 391; divi- cation of, 21.

sions in the church of, 127. Artemius, a military commander,
Antiochus, a priest, (nephew of the martyred under Julian, 144.

great Eusebius,) banished for his Articles of faith maintained by the
spiritual fidelity; appointed suc- Nicene council, 45.
cessor to Eusebius; refuses ordi- | Asclepas, bishop of Gaza, accused
nation at the hands of the hereti- of Arianism at Tyre, 68.

cal bishop of Pergamos, 171. Asclepiades, a deposed Arian, 164.
Aphraates, a holy monk, defends Athalaric, son of Theodoric, 402.
the faith in Antioch, 190; re-Athanasius, bishop of Anazarbus,
monstrates with the emperor Va- condemned, 27.
lens, 191, 192.

Athanasius, St., his writings con-
Apion, the deacon, his mission, 26. fute Arius, 33; successor of Alex-
Apollinarius, of Laodicea, manifests ander, ib.; his letter to the Afri-

perverted views, 199; is de- cans, 34; his account of the death
prived of ecclesiastical power, of Arius, 50; succeeds Alex-
and becomes head of an heretical ander as bishop of Alexandria,
sect, 199, 200.

65; plot against, 66; declared
Arabs invade the empire, 375, 396. innocent, ib. ; second plot against,
Arcadius, one of Theodosius' two 66,67; charged with adultery, 69;
sons and successors, 235.

is carried on board of ship to save
Arian heresy, origin of, 12; names his life, 70; banished to Treves,

of those who sided with it at the 71; returns from exile, again
council of Nice, 33; their creed exiled, 73; charged at Rome-
torn to pieces, ib.

goes thither, 75; recalled from his
Arian bishops-Eusebius of Cæsa- second banishment-reinstated in

rea, Patrophilius of Scythopolita- the see of Alexandria, 91; ban-
mus, Actium of Lydda, and The- ished a third time by Constan-
odotus of Laodicea, 58.

tius-condemned to death-sol-
Arians, cruelties committed by, at diers sent to execute him
Constantinople, 189.

escapes—his account of his es-
Arianism, its celebrated bishops, cape, 92, 93; his letter to the

persecuted virgins in Alexandria,
Arius, a presbyter, ejected for his 95; his letter to the Africans,
sions among the bishops, 115,
Bishops, persecutions endured by 116.

condemning the Council of Rimi- | Cabaones, the Moor, defeats Thra-

ni, as opposed to that of Nice, 110. samund, 399.
Athanasius, an Arian bishop, 205. Cæsar, an imperial chamberlain,
Attacus succeeds Arsacius as bishop 225.
of Constantinople, 241.

Calandion, patriarch of Antioch,
Audius, head of an heretical sect, 349; banished, 354.

denominated Audians, 165. Captive woman performs miracul.
Augustulus, emperor of the West, ous cures, 62.

Celestine, pope, writes to Nestorius,
Auxentius, the excommunicated 258.

bishop of Milan, death of, 158. Chalcedon, council of, 293, 317;
Avars advance to the Danube, 425; definition of faith there framed,
invade the empire, 455.

Avitus, a monk, 193.

Chosroes I. invades the empire, 404;
Avitus, emperor of the West, 305. takes Antioch, 405; besieges

Edessa, 407; and Sergiopolis,
Babylas, his relics removed, 279. 409.; takes Daras, 435; makes a
Barsanuphius, an ascetic, 415. truce with the Romans, 437; de-
Barses, the holy bishop of Edessa, feated, 439; his death, 440.

banished by the emperor Valens, Chosroes II, flies to the Romans,
172; his death, 175.

461; restored, 462; his offerings,
Basil, bishop of Ancyra, 114; re- ib.

proves the emperor Constantius, Chrestus made bishop of Nice,

Basiliscus assumes the purple, 340; Christians, their cruel treatment

restores Timothy Ælurus to his under Julian, 133— 148; laws
see, ib. ; issues a circular letter, prohibiting their literary instruc-
341; a counter-circular, 346; his tion, 135; nicknamed Galileans,
death, 348.

ib. ; sepulchral honours rendered
Belisarius defeats the Persians, 396; to the bodies of martyrs, 137;

takes Carthage, 400; returns in censured as being slaves to ambi-
triumph, ib.; recovers Rome, 401; tion and vain-glory, 12.
a second time, 403; captures Christians, letter from Constantine
Vitiges, ib.

to Sapor, king of Persia, respect-
Bishops banished from Egypt and ing them, 63.
Libya, 94,

Chrysargyrum abolished, 378.
Bishops, list of the principal, 13, Church widely disturbed by dissen-

them, and their feelings at the Cleopater, a deposed Arian, 164.
treatment sustained by St. John Confession of faith drawn up at
Chrysostom, 240.

council of Nice, with unanimous
Bishops invited to a council at consent - the council dissolved,
Rome, and decline, 207.

Bishops present at the council at Consecration of the church of Jeru-
Constantinople, 206.

salem, 70.
Bishops, three hundred and eighteen Constantia,the widow of Licinius, 74.

assembled at the council of Nice, Constantine restores tranquillity-

prohibits sacrifices to idols-com-
Bishops of the great cities, list of, mands churches to be erected and

others rebuilt appoints be-


lievers to be governors—temples council to expunge the two terms
of idols closed and the churches substance and con-substantial from
prosperous, 12; attends the coun- the formulary of the faith, 102,
cil of Nice, 31 ; his epistle con- 103; as terms not in the Holy
cerning the council of Nice, 40; Scriptures, 103; synodical letter
supplies the daily wants of the from Rimini to Constantius, 103—
church, — his many virtues, 42; 105; urging the continuation of the
he appoints another day to settle purity of the formulary of council
differences, 48; addressed the of Nice, 103; presented to Con-
assembly in Greek, ib.; ordered stantius by Arian courtiers, 105;
large sums to be distributed to ce- a second letter to Constantius,
lebrate the 20th year of his reign, 106.
49; his letter against Eusebius Council of Nice, a city of Thrace,
and Theognis, 56; his letter to 106; the formulary of faith there
the Alexandrians, 66 ; he makes compiled heterodox, 107,
his will, 71; his death at Nico- Council at Antioch, summoned by
media, 72 ; his apology, ib.; his Constantius to substitute the
burial, ib.

words “ of a different substance,
Constantine's (the son of the Great) for the term con-substantial,”

epistle to the Alexandrians, to 125.
bring Athanasius from exile, 73; Council of Illyria, 160; its epistle
declines from the true faith, 74; concerning the faith, 162.
his death, 76.

Council of Constantinople, 205; con-
Constantinople, conflagration at, firms the Nicene creed, 207.

314; violent rains, 315; sedition, Cross, adoration of the, 405.
397 ; miracle, 417; second coun- Cyril succeeds Maximus as bishop
cil of, 419.

of Jerusalem, 115; is deposed
Constantius, the emperor; his let- and expelled, 116; repairs to Tar-

ter to Athanasius, calling him sus, ib.; falsely accused to the
from the West, promising to re- emperor Constantius, ib. ; put to
instate him in his own bishopric, a cruel death under Julian, 134;
91; his inconsistency, 119; he awful judgment upon his mur-
defeats Sapor, king of Persia, derers, ib.
123; his fickleness of character, Cyril, patriarch of Alexandria,
127; applauds the determined writes to Nestorius, 258, 328.
opposition which he had experi- Cyril, prior of the Acoemets, 359.
enced from the bishop of Laodi-
cea, 128; his unhappy death, Dadoes, a leader of the Messalian

sect, 166.
Conversion of the Iberians, 61. Damasus, bishop of Rome, 108,
Conversion of and torture endured 194; opposes the Apollinarian

by a Pagan priest's son, 140. heresy, 212.
Council, ordered to be held at Cæ- Death, awful, of a reviler, 192.

sarea, in Palestine ; removed to Demosthenes, cook to the emperor
Tyre; Athanasius accused; Con- Valens, taunts the bishop of Cæ-
stantine attends, 67.

sarea, and receives a remarkable
Council at Tyre, 67; Constantine's

reply, 177.
epistle to it, ib.

Design of the work of Theodoret,
Council held at Sardica, 77.

Council of Rimini, 102; the Arians Devil, the, devising means to destroy

persuade Constantius to call this the church, 12.

Didymus, of Alexandria, opposes Basil and Eustathius denounce
Arianism, 193.

him to the emperor Constantius,
Diodorus opposes Leontius, 112, 114; who orders his expulsion,

115; seizes upon the government
Diodorus, a distinguished layman, of the church of Constantinople.

stands forward in defence of the 119, 120.
faith at Antioch, 190.

Eugenius usurps the throne of V:-
Dionysius, bishop in Italy, banish- lentinian, 231; is defeated, 23;
ed, 96.

sentenced to death, ib.
Dioscorus, patriarch of Alexandria, Eulalius succeeds Eustathius as

presides in the second council of bishop of Antioch, 59.
Ephesus, 268; deposed, 297, Eulogius, a presbyter of Edessa,

banished by the emperor Velens,
Domnus, patriarch of Antioch, de- 174; restored, 175; said to have

posed, 268; visits Simeon the been appointed bishop of Edessa,
Stylite, 272.

Dracilianus intrusted to build the Eunomians, their blasphemous
holy church, 53.

creed, 210.
Drought, famine, and pestilence in Eunomius possesses himself of the
Asia, 303.

bishopric of Cyzicum, 190; by

deceit obtains ordination, 121;
Earthquake, remarkable, at Nice, threatens to propagate heresy;

is induced prematurely to divulge
Earthquakes, 315, 385, 390, 393, his intentions, ib.; flies to avoid
441, 453.

the emperor Constantius' citation,
Edesius and Frumentius driven to and establishes a sect, 123.

India by distress for water, not Eunomius (an Arian) elected bi-
slain, but presented to the king, shop of Samosata, 170; his sub-
60; raised to honour, 61; Ede- missive conduct, ib.
sius went to Tyre; Frumentius Euphonius succeeds Eulalius as bi-
to Alexandria; reported that In- shop of Antioch, 60.
dia desired to have spiritual light; Euphrasius, patriarch of Antioch,
made a bishop and sent a mis- 390.
sionary, ib.

Eusebius, two of that name, the one
Edessa besieged by Chosroes, 407. bishop of Nicomedia, the other of
Elebichus, a general, 225.

Elpidius, the presbyter, his mission Eusebius of Cæsarea wrote a his-

to the diocesan bishops in Asia, tory from the time of the Apostles

to that of Constantine, ll; he is
Ephesus, first council of, 258; se- condemned, 27; his letter to
cond, 268.

Paulinus, bishop of Tyre, 29; at
Ephraemius, patriarch of Antioch, one time favoured the Arian he.

resy, but afterwards signed the
Ephraim, of Edessa, opposes Arian- Nicene confession of faith, 36;
ism, 193.

his epistle concerning the Nicene
Epistle from the Asiatic bishops to formulary of faith, 44; his con-
Acacius, 348.

futation of the Arians, on
Eudoxius, bishop of Germanica, substantial,48.

takes forcible possession of the Eusebius, bishop of Nicomedia, as-
chief authority in Antioch; his sists Arius to settle in Constanti-
malignant persecutions; bishops nople, 49; unlawfully translated,



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