P. Jaffé and F. Kaltenbrunner, Regesta Pontificum Romanorum Ab Condita Ecclesia Ad Annum Post Christum Natum MCXCVIII, 2nd ed. (Leipzig 1885), 30-32.

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. References to Thompson are to Dr. Glen Thompson’s edition of the correspondence of Julius.

Date Place Letter Historical Event or Content of Letter Bibliographic Reference
Feb 6 He enters the pontificate “in the consulship of Felicianus and Titianus . . . on the 8th day before the Ides of February.” LC p. 637
182 (28)* He summons the Eusebians to a synod, at which their disagreement with Athanasius, bishop of Alexandria, should be setteled, at the request of their delegates, the priest Macarius, and the deacons Martyrius and Hesychius. See Julius’ letter in Athanasius. ATH 1:1121
(PG 25:286)
183 (29)* He summons Athanasius, bishop of Alexandria, to the synod. See Julius’ letter in Athanasius. Cf. Athanasius. ATH 1:112,1172
(PG 25:286,298);
ATH 1:1573
(PG 25:398)
184 (30)* He invites the Eusebians to the synod which is to be held in Rome at the appointed time with a letter sent with the priests Elpidius and Philoxenus. Cf. the letter of Julius in Athanasius and Theodoret. ATH1 20
(ATH 1:110
[PG 25: 279]);
ATH 1:111f.4
(PG 25:282);
THE 2.3
185 (31)* He summons defenders of the bishops Athanasius of Alexandria and Marcellus of Ancyra to the Roman council. See Julius’ letter in Athanasius and Theodoret. ATH 1:1135
(PG 25:287);
THE 2.3
Rome A synod of more than 50 bishops is held, in which Athanasius of Alexandria and Marcellus of Ancyra are cleared of the charges which the Eusebians had brought against them. See Athanasius ATH1 206
(ATH 1:97,110
[PG 25:247,282]);
HEF 1:499
186 (32)7 Ἀνέγνων τὰ γράμματα/“Legi litteras.”
He censures Danius, Flacillus, Narcissus, Eusebius, Maris, Macedonius, Theodorus, and their allies both in regards to the insolent letter they sent from Antioch with Elpidius and Philoxenus and because they did not come to the synod assembled at the request of Marcarius the priest and the deacons Martyrius and Hesychius, whom they themselves had sent. He does not accept their excuses. He examines the reasoning behind their actions. He defends the bishops Athanasius and Marcellus. He announces what was done in the synod. He advises them to put an end to their discord and to come to him. (The letter is sent with Gabianus the official).
ATH1 21
(ATH 1:111
[PG 25:282]);
COU p. 353;
MAN 2:1211;
PL 8:880
He sends his delegates, the priests Archidamus and Philoxenus, to the Synod of Sardica. Cf. Mansi. ATH1 50
(ATH 1:1828
[PG 25:338]);
MAN 3:66
187 (33)* He excuses his absence from the Synod of Sardica. See the Acta of the Council in Hilary. HIL 2:6299
(PL 10:639)
188 (34)10 Συγχαίρω κἀγὼ/“Gratulor et ipse.”
He congratulates the priests, deacons, and people of Alexandria on the return of Athanasius to them.
ATH1 52
(ATH 1:135
[PG 25:343]);
COU p. 399;
MAN 2:1233
PL 8:90811
A synod in which the condemnation of Photinus, published in Milan since 345, is confirmed. It is uncertain whether this was held in Rome or Milan. Acta,in Mansi. See Hilary. Cf. Hefele. MAN 3:163;
HIL 2:637c12
(PL 10:647);
HEF 1:638
189 (36)13 Τὸ φρόνημα/“Sententia nostra.”
He writes to Prosdocius that there is one divinity of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit and that the Son is both completely God in flesh and completely God in spirit, etc. (The letter, as those letters which follow, is considered to have come from the workshop of the Apollinarists.)
CYR 4:173
(PG 76:342);
COU app p. 74;
MAN 2:1245;
PL 8:953
†190 (35)14 Θαυμάζω/“Miror.”
He explains to Dionysius (bishop of Corinth) that Christ’s nature is on and that those who discern two with the Paulianists live in error. (This and the four letters which follow were attributed to him by the Apollinarists.)
COU app p. 62,69;
LEO 1:74315
(PL 54:718);
MAN 2:1191;
PL 8:930
†191 (37)16 Ἅγιον.
He writes about the unity of body and deity in Christ.
MAI1 7:165;
PL 8:873
†192 (38)17 Πέπεισμαι.
He sets forth to all the bishops of the Catholic Church about the one person of Christ.
MAI1 7:168;
PL 8:876
†193 (39)18 Μηδείς.
He refutes those who fight against the divine incarnation of the Word.
MAI1 7:168;
PL 8:876
†19419 Ὅθεν ἐξ ἀνάγκης/“Unde necesse”/”Cum ipse”/”Non invenitur.”
Three fragments of a letter attributed to Julius about the union of Christ’s divinity with his humanity are extant.
COU app p. 81,82;
MAN 2:1253,1254;
PL 8:961,963.
Oct 1 †195 (cxxxix)20 Decuerat vos fratres.”
He writes to all the eastern bishops that the Council of Nicaea had established “That no bishop, unless expelled in a legitimate synod assembled also at its proper time by apostolic authority, may be heard, that is, judged or condemned.” “Accusers and accusations which secular laws do not allow are completely removed from vexing a priest.” If anyone “presumes to condemn a bishop or drive him from his see without the Roman see, let him know that he irrecoverably damned.”
PS-IS p. 456;
MAN 2:1173;
PL 8:971
Nov 1 †196 (cxl)21 Decuerat vos adversus.”
He rebukes Eusebius, Theognis, Theodorus, Berinthus and the rest of the eastern bishops because when called because of the injuries inflicted on Athanasius they did not come to him. Bishops who were ejected in a synod assembled without his order were restored by him. He adds about the decrees of the Council of Nicaea.
PS-IS p. 464;
MAN 2:1182;
PL 8:980
Sept 24-Nov 1 In the church of Constantine †A synod of 122 bishops in which the Nicene Creed is confirmed and the Arians are anathematized. PS-IS p.454;
MAN 2:1269
†197 (cxli)22 Quicunque tempore.”
He forbids the price-gouging of provisions. (It is chapter 7 of the Capitularies II Niumag from 806.)
IVO 6.201;
GRA C14q4c9;
MAN 2:1266;
PL 8:968
†198 (cxlii)23 Si presbyter poenitentiam.”
He declares that if any priest denies penance to the dying, he is responsible for their souls.
IVO 15.3;
GRA C26q6c12;
MAN 2:1266;
PL 8:968
†199 (cxliii)24 Si quis desponsaverit.”
He decrees this: “If anyone gives a wife a betrothal and pledge and yet does not at all know her because the day of death comes first or some other intruding reasons, neither his surviving brother nor any of his blood relatives may ever at any time take her to be his wife.”
GRA C27q2c15;
MAN 2:1266;
PL 8:969
†200 (cxliv)25 Si quis ancillam suam”/“Omnibus nobis unus.”
He determines that the marriage of a freedwoman with her lord is legitimate, and forbids the dissolution of the marriages of slaves.
IVO 8.156;
GRA C29q2c3,1;
MAN 2:1266,1269;
PL 8:969,971
†201 (cxlv)26 Nullum in utroque.”
He permits “no one of either sex to marry a spouse from blood relatives or relatives of a spouse as for as the seventh degree of relation, or be defiled by the pollution of incest.” (It is chapter 10 of the Council of Orleans III from 538.)
GRA C35q2,3c7;
MAN 2:1267;
PL 8:969
†202 (cxlvi)27 De fabrica.”
He again decrees about consecrating restored churches.
IVO 3.25;
GRA 3D2c24;
MAN 2:1267;
PL 8:969
†203 (cxlvii)28 Cum omne crimen.”
He instructs the bishops throughout Egypt about offering the bread and wine mixed with water in the Eucharist. (It is chapter 1 of the Council of Bracar III from c. 675).
IVO 2.11;
GRA 3D2c7;
MAN 2:1267;
PL 8:969
†204 (cxlviii)29 Ecclesia Graecum.”
He teaches this: “The Greek word is ekklesia, which in Latin is translated convocation. . . . It is called catholic, that is, universal, because it has been established throughout the whole world or since the catholic, that is, the general, teaching for instruction is in it.”
IVO 3.3;
MAN 2:1268;
PL 8:970
†205 (cxlix)30 Si quis ecclesiam.”
If anyone burns a church, he imposes on him fifteen years of penance (In Gratian this fragment is attributed to Hyginus).
IVO 3.127;
GRA C17q4c14;
MAN 2:1268;
PL 8:971
†206 (cl)31 Et hoc quoque”/“Aequaliter vir.”
He establishes “that no one take as his wife his father-in-law’s widow or his brother-in-law’s widow or his son-in-law’s widow or the widow of any blood relative of his wife as far as the third generation.” He says, “A man is equally connected to his own blood relatives and the blood relatives of his wife.” (It is [chapter 11] of the Penitential of Pseudo-Theodore).
IVO 9.43;
GRA C35q2,3c12,13
Apr 12 He dies “on the day before the Ides of April in the 5th consulship of Constantius and the first of Constansius Caesar.” Depositio episcoporum gives the same day, adding: “on the Aurelian Way at the third milestone near Calistus.” So Julius held the see for 15 years, 2 months, and 7 days. But the catalogue offers 15 years, 1 month, and 11 days. Corbien Catalogue offers 15 years, 2 months, 8 days. Jerome in his Chronicon offers 16 years, 4 months. LC 1.1;
DEP p. 631;
CC p. 218;
JER6 p. 19232

1 ATH1 22

2 ATH1 22,29

3 ATH1 83

4 ATH1 20f.

5 ATH1 23

6 ATH1 1,20

7 Thompson 2; CPL 1627

8 Read: ATH 1:132


10 Thompson 5

11 Add: SOC 2.23

12 HIL2 B.II.6

13 Considered by Jaffe-Kaltenbrunner as spurious despite their omission of the obelisk. Thompson D; CPG 3726

14 Thompson C; CPG 3669

15 LEO1 c. 3

16 Thompson A; CPG 3646

17 Thompson F; CPG 3735

18 Thompson B; CPG 3647

19 Thompson J

20 Thompson L

21 Thompson N

22 Thompson O

23 Thompson P

24 Thompson Q

25 Thompson R

26 Thompson S

27 Thompson T

28 Thompson U

29 Thompson V

30 Thompson W

31 Thompson X

32 JER6 331

Bibliographic References:

ATH = S. Athanasii archiepiscopi Alexandrini opera, ed. Benedictini (Padua, 1777)

      ATH1 =

Apologia contra Arianos

    , in ATH

CC = Corbeian Catalogue, in Mabillon, Vetera analecta (Paris, 1723)

COU = Epistolae Romanorum pontificum, ed. Coustant (Paris, 1721)

CYR = Cyril of Alexandria’s Apologia adv. Orientales, in S. Cyrilli Alexandrini Opera, (Lutetia, 1626)

DEP = Depositio episcoporum, in Mommsen, Roemische Geschichte (Leipzig, 1856)

GRA = Gratiani decretum in Corp. iur. can.

HEF = Hefele, Conciliengeschichte (Freiburg i. Br., 1873)

HIL = S. Hilarii Pictaviensis episcopi opera, ed. Benedictini (Verona, 1730)

      HIL1 =

Frag. Hist.

IVO = Ivonis Carnotensis episcopi opera omnia (Paris, 1647)

JER6 = Chronicon in Eusebii Chronicorum libri duo, ed. Schoene (Berlin, 1866)

LC = Liberian Catalogue, in Mommsen, Roemische Geschichte (Leipzig, 1856)

LEO = S. Leonis Magni Romani pontificis opera, ed. Ballerinii (Venice, 1753)

      LEO1 =

Epistula 21

    , by Eutyches to Leo, in LEO

MAI1 = Mai, Scriptorum veterum nova collectio (Rome, 1825)

MAN = Mansi, Conciliorum amplissima collectio (Florence, 1759)

PG = Migne, Patrologiae cursus complectus. Series graeca.

PL = Migne, Patrologiae cursus complectus. Series latina.

PS-IS = Decretales Pseudo-Isidorianae et Capitula Angilrammi, ed. Hinschius (Leipzig, 1863)

THE = Theodoret’s Historia Ecclesiastica


Back to Julius I

No Responses yet