Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
ER 1001
The Catholics have the presbyter Crescentianus in Lamiggia (North Africa) in AD 411. Account of the Acts of the Conference of Carthage, AD 411.
Session 1
187. [...] Et recitauit: "Argentius episcopus Lamiggiensis". Cumque accessisset, idem dixit: "Mandaui et subscripsi; aduersarium non habeo". Aurelius episcopus  Macomadiensis dixit: "Illic est Crescentianus presbyter". [...]
(ed. Lancel 1972: 836)
Session 1
187. [...] [Marcellinus] read: "Argentius, the bishop of Lamiggia". He approached, and  he said: "I signed the mandate; I do not have an opponent". Aurelius, the [Catholic] bishop of Macomades, said: "There is the presbyter Crescentianus". [...]
(trans. S. Adamiak)


On the first day of the Conference, the Donatists challenged the list of the signatures of the Catholic bishops on the document in which they had assigned their representatives. The roll call followed, in which the tribune Marcellinus, who presided, called the Catholic bishops one by one, and their Donatist counterparts were to identify them. Then the roll call proceeded in the opposite way, with the Donatist bishops identified by the Catholics.

Place of event:

  • Latin North Africa
  • Lamiggia

About the source:

Title: Acts of the Conference of Carthage, Gesta Collationis Carthaginiensis
Origin: Carthage (Latin North Africa)
Denomination: Catholic/Nicene/Chalcedonian, Donatist
The conference between the Catholics and the Donatists was held in Carthage on 1-8 June 411. Its goal was to arrive at unity between the rival Churches. The proceedings were minutely recorded, and the majority of the acts have been preserved to our days.
S. Lancel ed., Actes de la Conférence de Carthage en 411, tome II, Sources Chrétiennes 195, Paris 1972.


Functions within the Church - Parish presbyter
Described by a title - Presbyter/πρεσβύτερος
Specific number of presbyters from the same church
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