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It was a time ‘ of deep and athanasiius peace V which lasted for a orayions years. But this date must be too early ; for the Acts make Servatius, bishop of Tungri, say that he had rebuked Euphrates in the presence of Athanasius, who in that case could not have allowed him to be appointed a delegate from Sardica, Mansi, ii.

The charge already mentioned of un- canonical and lawless acquisition of the Alexandrian bishopric was urged in detail.

The emperor would have agreed to this concession; but his advisers stood in the way 6. The Third 2 explains texts in the Gospels, such as John xiv. Athanasius oratipns formally recognized as innocent, and as in communion with the Italian Church. But the Eusebians vehemently put aside the testimony offered by the 1 Rufin.

To these men they took formal exception in a legal document, which Athanasius handed in, but which the court would not receive arains. Accordingly, I went to Milan, and received great kindness from him; for he con- descended to see me,’ in company with Protasius, bishop of Milan, behind the curtain of the presence-chamber, but within hearing of his ‘ master of the offices,’ — to say that he had written according to this request.

In this he appears to have assumed the consent of Constantius: Hereupon Athanasius, in a Synodal letter ad- dressed ‘ To the Africans,’ i.

C xviii On the Life ordained some clergy outside his own diocese, on the pretext of an emergency caused by arans persecution, and as having been zthanasius by some eminent confessors, and by Peter, for this irregularity. After a while, however, the tale was renewed, and was sometimes told as if Athanasius himself had been guilty of the alleged sacrilege 3.


On the reaction which might have set in against the Homoousion, cp. Athanasius thought this course too lenient.

Writings of Athanasius. Introduction to Four Discourses Against the Arians – Discourse I

His letter to a friend ‘on the Nicene Definition,’ i. Constantius’ absolute dependence on his advisers is scornfully noted in Hist. A letter which he wrote before the Easter festival of this year, or perhaps ofis particularly interesting; he seeks to recall Dracontius, a monk who had been elected to a bishopric 4and had weakly fled from his new 1 See Liberius’ letter srians Hosius in Hil.

It was not an hour too soon: At his presence the Arians shrunk away into places of hiding rather than of meeting 2 ; and we find him speedily engaged, not only in the work of his own special office, including the conversion of Pagans, but in the task of a general ecclesiastical reorganizer 3which fell naturally athanaisus one marked out by such pre-eminent merits, and by so rare a combination of opposite excellences, for the moral primacy of Christendom.

It was, however, resolved to drop the case of Arsenius, and to press that of Ischyras, by obtaining a committee of inquiry which, with the Council’s authority, should proceed to the Mareotis. Le Quien holds that he had a right to perform ordinary episcopal functions throughout Egypt, Or.

As before, Lent 6 was the time chosen for the arrival of 1 Theod. Introduction to Four Discourses Zthanasius the Arians. Peter’s, see Fergusson, Hist. Of his sojourn in this city, near the walls of which Constantine II.

Four Discourses Against the Arians

Lucifer, who sympathized intensely and exclu- sively with the Eustathians, and whose hard narrow mind was all the harder and narrower for his sufferings, had resolved not to wait for his brethren’s counsel, and consecrated Paulinus as bishop of Antioch. It appears that on Sept.

In the first place, the term was a philosophical one, and, as such, 1 Hefele, Hist, of Councils, b. Their author, it appeared, was Arius, a priest of mature age, who, after a period of misdirected and factious activity arisnshad attained a high position as pastor of the oldest church in Alexandria 3.


The Incarnation in what sense necessary. The faithful gathered around him weeping. Athanasius was born at Alexandria ; in the words of the Emperor Constantius, that city contained his ‘paternal home 1 ;’ and his father’s tomb is known to have been situated in its out- skirts 2.

Failing in this, and being ‘ withstood by the people and the magistrates,’ he departed in December ; and on January 5,Syrianus, a general, with another notary named Hilarius, entered Alex- andria.

NPNF Athanasius: Select Works and Letters – Christian Classics Ethereal Library

Basil, who had troubles arjans all kinds weighing upon his spirit, sought aid in regard to one of them — the unhappy schism of Antioch — from ‘ the keen insight, the practical energy, the evangelical sympathy,’ of the widely venerated man who must be supposed to feel with special acuteness the contrast between former peace and present confusion 5.

Frumentius acted as regent of the kingdom, and used his powers to provide places of worship for Christian residents, and to familiarize the natives with Christian ideas.

Upon which, after consulting the clergy, Alexander resolved to treat this baptism as valid, only adding the episcopal imposition of hands, and the application of chrism to the forehead, — in one word, confirmation. But his words are clear enough ; he will not, for the present 4press the Nicene term on persons who, he is sure, will in time accept it, as in- volving neither more nor less 5 than their own belief in an uncreated Son.

It seems desirable to prefix to them some account of the life of their ever-memorable author. Fourthly, it had been associated by Gnostics with the idea of partition of an existing ‘ essence,’ and this sense had been invidiously -imposed on it by Paul of Samosata, the heretical bishop of Antioch.

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