P. Jaffé and F. Kaltenbrunner, Regesta Pontificum Romanorum Ab Condita Ecclesia Ad Annum Post Christum Natum MCXCVIII, 2nd ed. (Leipzig 1885), 26-27.
The first edition of Jaffe-Kaltenbrunner used a different numbering system than the second edition, translated here. Extant letters considered genuine were listed in one numbering system, and letters considered false were listen in another. In the second edition of the Regesta, both genuine and spurious letters are included in one numbering system. An asterisk (*) indicates a letter no longer extant. A dagger (†) before a letter number indicates that the letter is considered false by Jaffe-Kaltenbrunner.
In addition, an Arabic numeral in parentheses following the letter number indicates the letter’s number in the first edition’s list of extant genuine letters, e.g., Letter 209 (40). A Roman numeral in parentheses following the letter number indicated the letter’s number in the first edition’s list of false letters, e.g., Letter †207 (CLI).
All information found within the chart, including parenthetical and bracketed information, is found in Jaffe-Kaltenbrunner. Any additional information will be found in the footnotes.
|Date||Place||Letter||Historical Event or Content of Letter||Bibliographic Reference|
|Apr 18?||On what day Eusebius undertook the pontificate does not seem to be able to be decided for sure. For different sources assign him various timespans, all varying (after necessary emendations have been made) from six and seven months. The Liberian Catalogue relates that he possessed the see “4 months and 16 days from the 14th day before the Calends of May (April 18) to the 16th day before the Calends of September (Aug 17). But from April 18 to August 17 comes to one day less than four months. Since in that catalogue the timespans of the rulers are sometimes are sometimes corrupt, we believe that more faith must be given to the days of consecration and introduction and for that reason the consecration must be placed on April 18.||LC p. 636|
|July 27||†163 (cxxi)||“Scripta sanctitatis vestrae.”
He responds to all the bishops established throughout the provinces of Gaul that heretics returning to the church must be received by the laying on of hands. “Laymen, slaves, freemen and those subject to the public and private rolls, and all disreputable men are barred from accusing or disturbing clergymen.” “Those who fight against the bishops are disreputable.”
|PS-IS p. 230;
|Sept 23||†164 (cxxii)||“Benedictus Deus et.”
He encourages the brothers serving as soldiers for the Lord throughout Alexandria and Egypt to put error to rest and not defame or accuse the bishops. “Bishops stripped of their things or driven from their own see cannot be called to a synod of that province or a general one, nor can they be judged in anything before everything which has been taken away from them has been restored to their possession.”
|PS-IS p. 233;
|Aug 25||†165 (cxxiii)||“Benedictus dominus Deus.”
He writes to all the bishops established throughout Campania and Tuscia, “Accusations against teachers should not be accepted nor should foreign judgments be made nor should anyone be bound by the verdict of a judge other than his own.” “Murderers, wrongdoers, thieves, defilers, robbers, adulterers, incestuous, sorcerers, suspicious, criminals, domestics, perjurers, and those who kidnap or give false testimony or who agree with the defilers must by no means be allowed to make an accusation or give testimony.” He adds about the cross of Christ being found on May 3 and about heretics being received with the laying on of hands.
|PS-IS p. 238;
|†166 (cxxiv)||“Oportet episcopum.”
He commands that “a bishop be content with a moderate diet.”
|†167 (cxxv)||“Ut in ecclesia”/“Ieiunia in ecclesia.”
He forbids fasts established in the church by the priests to be loosed without a reasonable necessity. (It is chapter 48 in the Capitularies of Charlemagne from 789).
|†168 (cxxvi)||“Consulto omnium”/“Hic inter caetera.”
He teaches “that no one should presume to celebrate the sacrifice of the altar in a silken or dyed garment but in a pure linen consecrated by the bishop, namely, an earthen linen produced and woven together.” (From the synodical acts of Silvester in Pseudo-Isidore.)
PS-IS p. 450
|†169 (cxxvii)||“Desponsatam puellam.”
He decrees, “It is not allowed for a betrothed girl to be given by her parents to another man, yet it is allowed for them to choose a monastery for her.” (It is chapter 11 in the Penitential of Pseudo-Theodore).
|†170 (cxxviii)||“Si evenerit fames.”
He commands, “If famine or pestilence or inequity of pay or some other tribulation should happen, then let the mercy of the Lord be at once entreated by fasts and alms and supplications.”
|Aug 17?||To Sicily||He is transported to Sicily (Damasian Epitaph in Rossi).||ROS 2:195|
|Sept 26?||Sicily||“At the Trinacrian shore he gives up both world and life” (Damasian Epitaph in Rossi) The day of his death is recorded in Depositio episcoporum and also is found in the ancient martyrologies. Since this knowledge of the most ancient source is preserved, we will be allowed to assign August 17, to which the Liberian Catalogue extends the reign of Eusebius, to the transportation and the other day to his death.||ROS 2:195;
DEP p. 631
|Rome||He is buried in a crypt in the cemetery of Callistus. Cf Rossi.||DEP 1.1;
DEP = Depositio episcoporum, in Mommsen, Roemische Geschichte (Leipzig, 1856)
GRA = Gratiani decretum in Corp. iur. can.
IVO = Ivonis Carnotensis episcopi opera omnia (Paris, 1647)
LC = Liberian Catalogue, in Mommsen, Roemische Geschichte (Leipzig, 1856)
MAN = Mansi, Conciliorum amplissima collectio (Florence, 1759)
PL = Migne, Patrologiae cursus complectus. Series latina.
PS-IS = Decretales Pseudo-Isidorianae et Capitula Angilrammi, ed. Hinschius (Leipzig, 1863)
ROS = De Rossi, La Roma Sotteranea Cristiana (Rome, 1864)
No Responses yet