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Eusebius Of Caesarea, Ecclesiastical History, 5.4.2

nanWe pray, father Eleutherus, that you may rejoice in God in all things and always. We have requested our brother and comrade Irenaeus to carry this letter to you, and we ask you to hold him in esteem, as zealous for the covenant of Christ. For if we thought that office could confer righteousness upon any one, we should commend him among the first as a presbyter of the church, which is his position.

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1. Irenaeus, Refutation of All Heresies, 1.28.1 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

2. Eusebius of Caesarea, Ecclesiastical History, 4.22-4.23, 5.1.29, 5.1.55-5.1.56, 5.3.3-5.3.4, 5.4, 5.4.1, 5.23-5.25, 5.24.18 (3rd cent. CE - 4th cent. CE)

5.1.29. The blessed Pothinus, who had been entrusted with the bishopric of Lyons, was dragged to the judgment seat. He was more than ninety years of age, and very infirm, scarcely indeed able to breathe because of physical weakness; but he was strengthened by spiritual zeal through his earnest desire for martyrdom. Though his body was worn out by old age and disease, his life was preserved that Christ might triumph in it. 5.1.55. But the blessed Blandina, last of all, having, as a noble mother, encouraged her children and sent them before her victorious to the King, endured herself all their conflicts and hastened after them, glad and rejoicing in her departure as if called to a marriage supper, rather than cast to wild beasts. 5.1.56. And, after the scourging, after the wild beasts, after the roasting seat, she was finally enclosed in a net, and thrown before a bull. And having been tossed about by the animal, but feeling none of the things which were happening to her, on account of her hope and firm hold upon what had been entrusted to her, and her communion with Christ, she also was sacrificed. And the heathen themselves confessed that never among them had a woman endured so many and such terrible tortures. 5.3.3. And Alcibiades obeyed, and partook of all things without restraint, giving thanks to God. For they were not deprived of the grace of God, but the Holy Ghost was their counselor. Let this suffice for these matters. 5.3.4. The followers of Montanus, Alcibiades and Theodotus in Phrygia were now first giving wide circulation to their assumption in regard to prophecy — for the many other miracles that, through the gift of God, were still wrought in the different churches caused their prophesying to be readily credited by many — and as dissension arose concerning them, the brethren in Gaul set forth their own prudent and most orthodox judgment in the matter, and published also several epistles from the witnesses that had been put to death among them. These they sent, while they were still in prison, to the brethren throughout Asia and Phrygia, and also to Eleutherus, who was then bishop of Rome, negotiating for the peace of the churches. 5.4.1. The same witnesses also recommended Irenaeus, who was already at that time a presbyter of the parish of Lyons, to the above-mentioned bishop of Rome, saying many favorable things in regard to him, as the following extract shows: 5.24.18. Thus Irenaeus, who truly was well named, became a peacemaker in this matter, exhorting and negotiating in this way in behalf of the peace of the churches. And he conferred by letter about this mooted question, not only with Victor, but also with most of the other rulers of the churches.

Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
alcibiades Moss (2012) 116
body,constructions of Moss (2012) 116
by Moss (2012) 116
care of the poor Lampe (2003) 402
clement (author of 1 clement) Lampe (2003) 402
community Lampe (2003) 402
confessor/s Tabbernee (2007) 33
devil,battle with Moss (2012) 116
dionysius of corinth Lampe (2003) 402
easter controversy Osborne (2001) 5
ecclesiastical history (eusebius),and letter of the churches of vienne and lyons Moss (2012) 116
eleutherus Moss (2012) 116; Osborne (2001) 5
episcopacy,in gaul Moss (2012) 116
eusebius,and irenaeus Moss (2012) 116
eusebius Osborne (2001) 5
hegesippus Lampe (2003) 402
hermas Lampe (2003) 402
hospitality Lampe (2003) 402
irenaeus of lyons,as author Moss (2012) 116
irenaeus of lyons,life of Moss (2012) 116
irenaeus of lyons,sources for Moss (2012) 116
letter of the churches of vienne and lyons,,content Moss (2012) 116
lugdunum (lyons),martyrdoms at Tabbernee (2007) 33
lugdunum (lyons),montanism at? Tabbernee (2007) 33
lyons Osborne (2001) 5
martyrdom/martyrs Tabbernee (2007) 33
messengers,delegated Lampe (2003) 402
messengers Lampe (2003) 402
minister of external affairs Lampe (2003) 402
montanism,opposition to Moss (2012) 116
persecution,martyrs Lampe (2003) 402
persecutions Tabbernee (2007) 33
polycarp,and irenaeus Moss (2012) 116
polycarp Lampe (2003) 402
pothinus Moss (2012) 116; Osborne (2001) 5
quartodecimans Osborne (2001) 5
serapion of antioch Tabbernee (2007) 33
soter Lampe (2003) 402
subscriptiones' Tabbernee (2007) 33
victor Osborne (2001) 5
vienna (vienne) Tabbernee (2007) 33
vienne and lyons,and orthodoxy Moss (2012) 116