The Patriarchate of Alexandria Volume 1

The Patriarchate of Alexandria Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1847 edition. Excerpt: ...these provinces were annexed by the respective emperors to their own shares. Constantius was soon gained by the Arians; and Eusebius of Ad. 33s. Nicomedia resolved, by the Emperor, s authority, to fill the See of Alexandria with a partizan of that heresy. Constantine however prevented this occurrence by determining to send June 17,338. Athanasius to his own Church: a resolution which he well knew Constantius would not venture to oppose. He therefore addressed a letter to the Faithful of Alexandria, in which he exhorted them to receive their Prelate with joy, as a true preacher of the Law of Christ; and menaced his calumniators with the severest punishment. Athanasius accompanied Constantine into Pannonia, whither he went to confer with his brothers on the division of the empire, and had an interview with Constantius at Viminiacum, a city of Moesia. He here procured the recall of many other Catholic Bishops, and even ventured so far on the indulgence of Pope S. Julius, as to expel several Arian Prelates who had intruded themselves into the Sees of the cities through which he passed. After a short stay at Constantinople he proceeded into Cappadocia, and had a second interview with Constantius at Csesarea; and so, in the autumn, he arrived at Return of s. Alexandria. The burst of exultation with which he was re " 'ceived is reported to have exceeded the usual demonstrations with which the Emperor himself was wont to be welcomed. The return of S. Athanasius, though doubtless in itself most justifiable, nevertheless gave a greater handle to his enemies than any other action of his life. By a Council, they said, he had been deposed by a Council therefore he ought to have been restored. But their complaints were drowned in the burst of joy more

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  • Paperback | 150 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 281g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236548906
  • 9781236548900