Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
ID
ER 1770
Pope Leo sends to the Emperor Marcian a letter through the Presbyter Boniface of Rome concerning the forthcoming Council of Chalcedon. Letter 90 of Pope Leo the Great, written in Rome, AD 451.
Letter 90 [inc. "Poposceram quidem"]
 
Per Bonifacium presbyterum.
 
Leo the Great, though concerned that the Emperor does not want to wait for the more opportune time for the council, expresses hope that the pending gathering will effectively shun the heresies of Nestorius and Eutyches. He cannot come himself but will send his legates.
 
2. Nec me quoque, ut voluit vestra clementia, ab illo credatis abesse concilio, cum in his fratribus quos direxi, id est Paschasino et Lucentio episcopis, Bonifactio et Basilio presbyteris, sed et in fratre meo Juliano, quem eorum volui esse participem, etiam mea sit aestimanda praesentia. [...] Data sexto kalendas Iulii, Adelfio viro clarissimo consule.
 
(Patrologia Latina 54, 932-934 = Ballerini 1753: 1063-1065)
Letter 90
  
Through the Presbyter Boniface.
 
Leo the Great, though concerned that the Emperor does not want to wait for the more opportune time for the council, expresses hope that the pending gathering will effectively shun the heresies of Nestorius and Eutyches. He cannot come himself but will send his legates.
 
2. Let Your Clemency do not consider me absent from this council because I will be present in my brothers whom I have sent, that is Bishop Paschasinus and Bishop Lucentius, the Presbyters Boniface and Basilius, and also in my brother Julian, whom I chose as their companion. [...] Given on the 6th day before the Kalends of July in the consulship of the vir clarissimus Adelfius [= 25 VI 451].
  
(trans. M. Szada)

Discussion:

See also [1769].

Place of event:

Region
  • Rome
  • East
City
  • Rome
  • Constantinople

About the source:

Author: Leo the Great
Title: Letters, Epistulae
Origin: Rome (Rome)
Denomination: Catholic/Nicene/Chalcedonian
Leo the Great was the bishop of Rome from AD 440 to his death in AD 461. We have the collection of 173 letters of Leo.
 
Edition:
P. and G. Ballerini eds., Sancti Leoni Magni Romani pontificis opera, vol. 1, Venice 1753
Patrologia Latina, vol. 54
 
Translation:
Bibliography:
S. Wessel, Leo the Great and the spiritual rebuilding of a universal Rome, Leiden ; Boston 2008.

Categories:

Travel and change of residence
Described by a title - Presbyter/πρεσβύτερος
Ecclesiastical administration - Participation in councils and ecclesiastical courts
Ecclesiastical administration - Ecclesiastical envoy
Relation with - Bishop/Monastic superior
Relation with - Monarch and royal/imperial family
Please quote this record referring to its author, database name, number, and, if possible, stable URL: M. Szada, Presbyters in the Late Antique West, ER1770, http://www.presbytersproject.ihuw.pl/index.php?id=6&SourceID=1770