Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
ER 849
Biton and Vicentius, presbyters of Rome, are representing the bishop of Rome at the Council of Nicaea, AD 325. Account of the Pseudo-Gelasius of Cyzicus, Ecclesiastical History, after AD 476.
The Nicene Creed. Then follow the signatures of the participants:
Ὅσιος ἐπίσκοπος πόλεως Κουρδούβης ταῖς κατὰ Ῥώμην καὶ Σπανίαν καὶ Ἰταλίαν πᾶσαν καὶ ταῖς ἐν τοῖς λοιποῖς ἔθνεσι τοῖς ἐπέκεινα κατ’ ἐμὲ οὖσιν ἕως τοῦ Ὠκεανοῦ ἁγίαις τοῦ θεοῦ ἐκκλησίαις διὰ τῶν σὺν αὐτῷ πρεσβυτέρων Ῥώμης Βίτωνος καὶ Βικεντίου. [...]
(ed. Hansen 2002: 85)
The Nicene Creed. Then follow the signatures of the participants:
Hosius, bishop of the city of Cordoba for the holy Churches of God in Rome and Spain and all Italy, and among other peoples that are far away from us up to the Ocean by the presbyters of Rome who were with him, Biton and Vicentios. [...]
(trans. M. Szada)

Place of event:

  • East
  • Nicaea

About the source:

Author: Gelasius of Cyzicus
Title: Ecclesiastical History, Kirchengeschichte, Ἐκκλησιαστικὴ ἱστορία, Historia ecclesiastica, Church History
Origin: East
Denomination: Catholic/Nicene/Chalcedonian
In the manuscripts, the work had the title "Collection of the acts of the council of Nicea;" it has, in fact, signs of being a compilation, but it may also be attributed to the genre of "ecclesiastical history." The author stated in the preface of his work that he was the son of a presbyter from Kyzikos, and that he was writing in Bithynia some time after the revolt of Basiliscus (AD 475-476). Philologists of the 16th century, wrongly interpreting the remarks of Photius (codex 15 and 88), invented "Gelasius of Cyzicus." Their theory cannot be upheld and the work is now considered anonymous (Hansen 2002: X-XI).
Hansen G.Ch. ed., Anonyme Kirchengeschichte, Die griechischen christlichen Schriftsteller der ersten Jahrhunderte NF 9, Berlin 2002.


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 - Another presbyter
Relation with - Bishop/Monastic superior
Please quote this record referring to its author, database name, number, and, if possible, stable URL: M. Szada, Presbyters in the Late Antique West, ER849,