Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
ER 520
Canon 9 of the First Council of Vaison (Gaul, AD 442) orders a minister to announce from the altar on Sunday that a foundling was adopted by someone.
[Titulum secundum codd. A et R] IX. De expositis quid sit obseruandum.
[Titulum secundum cod. M] VI (sic!). De espositis qui sit obseruandum.
[Titulum secundum coll. Hispanam] IX. Vt qui expositum inuenerit ecclesiam contestetur.
[...] Quisquis expositum colligit ecclesiam contestetur, contestationem colligat; nihilominus de altario domino die minister adnuntiet, ut sciat ecclesia expositum esse collectum [...].
(ed. Munier 1963: 101, 103-104)
[Title according to codd. A and R] IX. What should be observed concerning abandoned [children].
[Title according to cod. M] VI (sic!). What should be observed concerning abandoned [children].
[Title according to the Hispana collection] IX. That someone who finds an abandoned [child] should call the Church for witness.
[...] Whoever takes a foundling [to his home] should call the Church for witness and collect a proof of it; nonetheless, the minister should announce it on Sunday from the altar so that the Church would know that the foundling was taken [...].
(trans. J. Szafranowski)

Place of event:

  • Gaul
  • Vaison

About the source:

Title: First Council of Vaison 442, Concilium Vasense I anno 442
Origin: Vaison (Gaul)
Denomination: Catholic/Nicene/Chalcedonian
The First Council of Vaison was held on the Ides of November (i.e. 13th of November) in 442 under Bishop Auspicius of Vaison. Twenty-three bishops were either present or had sent their representatives.
Ch. Munier ed., Concilia Galliae a. 314-a. 506, Corpus Christianorum. Series Latina 148, Turnhoult 1963.


Ritual activity - Eucharist
    Described by a title - Minister/λειτουργός/ὑπηρέτης
      Please quote this record referring to its author, database name, number, and, if possible, stable URL: J. Szafranowski, Presbyters in the Late Antique West, ER520,