Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
ID
ER 974
Signatures of the presbyters representing absent bishops on the Twelfth Council in Toledo (Iberian Peninsula, AD 681).
First there are thirty five signatures of the bishops, then four signature of the abbots, then follow the signatures of the deputies of the absent bishops (two presbyters, and one deacon):
 
[40] Ego Annibonius presbyter agens uicem domini et pontificis mei Gildemiri episcopi Complutensis ecclesiae hoc decretum ex nostrorum omnium conibentia promulgaui et subscripsi.
[41] Ego Vincentius presbyter agens uicem domini et pontificis mei Felicis episcopi Dianiensis ecclesiae hoc decretum subscripsi.
 
There follow the signatures of the court dignitaries.
 
(eds. Martínez Díez, Rodríguez 2002: 196)
First there are thirty five signatures of the bishops, then four signature of the abbots, then follow the signatures of the deputies of the absent bishops (two presbyters, and one deacon):
 
[40] I, Annibonius presbyter, acting on behalf of my lord and pontiff Gildemirus, bishop of the church of Compludo, promulgate and sign this decree [issued] by the consent of us all.
[41] I, Vincentius presbyter, acting on behalf on my lord and pontiff Felix, bishop of Dianium, sign this decree.
 
There follow the signatures of the court dignitaries.
 
(trans. M. Szada)

Place of event:

Region
  • Iberian Peninsula
City
  • Toledo
  • Dianium
  • Compludo

About the source:

Title: Concilium Toletanum XII a. 681, Concilium XII Toletanum a. 681, Twelfth Council of Toledo in 681 AD
Origin: Toledo (Iberian Peninsula)
Denomination: Catholic/Nicene/Chalcedonian
The Twelfth Council of Toledo gathered on 9 January 681, after the reign of King Wamba came to an end. The senior bishop at the council was Julian of Seville, and the bishop of Toledo was at the time Julian of Toledo (the author of Historia Wambae). The preface of the acts of the council relates the end of Wamba`s rule, his illness, and the penance he received on his deathbed. He survived, but, as a penitent, he could not continue to be a king; thus the new kingdom passed to Ervig, whose rule the council confirmed. Since the circumstances of Ervig`s ascent to power were at least suspicious, Ervig issued a document, (a tomus) to assert his version of the facts related above that was appended to the acts of the council (Thompson 1960: 229–231). The council also confirmed the anti-Jewish legislation added by Ervig to the Lex Visigothorum (there are 28 of them, many concern priests and presbyters; see [553], [555], [606], [632], [635], [636], [637], [646], [648], [649], [652]), see Collins 2004: 234-235.
Edition:
G. Martínez Díez, F. Rodríguez eds., La colección canónica Hispana, Monumenta Hispaniae sacra. Serie canónica 6, Madrid 2002.
Bibliography:
R. Collins, Visigothic Spain, 409-711, Oxford 2004.
E.A. Thompson, The Goths in Spain, Oxford 1969.

Categories:

Described by a title - Presbyter/πρεσβύτερος
Ecclesiastical administration - Participation in councils and ecclesiastical courts
Ecclesiastical administration - Ecclesiastical envoy
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, ER974, http://www.presbytersproject.ihuw.pl/index.php?id=6&SourceID=974