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barrenness. The persecution of the Church in Ireland, for example, “has turned the desert into fruitfulness,” in America, in Australia, in England itself, and the grey mouldering ruins of our fanes on the hill sides are compensated for by the Cathedral Churches across the ocean. The reader will see Heresy in every age, from the days of the Apostles themselves down to our own time, rising up, and vanishing after a while, but the Church of God is always the same, her Chief Pastors speaking with the same authority, and teaching the same doctrine to the trembling Neophites in the Catacombs, and to the Caesars on the throne of the world. Empires are broken into fragments and perish—nations die away, and are only known to the historian—languages spoken by millions disappear—everything that is man's work dies like man; heresies, like the rest, have their rise, their progress, their decay, but Faith alone is eternal and unchangeable, “yesterday, to-day, and the same for ever.”


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20. Errors of Nestorius, and his Elevation to the Episcopacy. 21. He

approves of the Frrors preached by bis Priest, Anastasius; his Cruelty. 22. He

is contradicted, and other Acts of Cruelty. 23. St. Cyril's Letter to him, and his

Answer. 24. The Catholics separate from him. 25. Letters to St. ('elestine,


and his Answer. 26. He is admonished ; Anathemas of St. Cyril. 27. The

Sentence of the Pope is intimated to him. 28. He is cited to the Council.

29. He is condemned. 30. The Sentence of the Council is intimated to him.

31. Cabal of John of Antioch. 32. Confirmation of the Council by the Legates,

in the Name of the Pope. 33. The Pelagians are condemned. 34. Disagreeable

Affair with the Emperor Theodosius. 35. Theodosius approves of the Con-

demnation of Nestorius, and sends him into Banishment, where he dies. 36. Laws

against the Nestorians. 37. Efforts of the Nestorians. 38. The same Subject

continued. 39. It is condemned as heretical to assert that Jesus Christ is the

adopted Son of God. 40-43. Answer to Basnage, who has unjustly undertaken

the Defence of Nestorius.

X Article IV.—The Heresy of Eutyches,

. 136

$ 1.-The Synod of St. Flavian.- The Council or Cabal of Ephesus,

called the “ Latrocinium,” or Council of Robbers.

44. Beginning of Eutyches ; he is accused by Eusebius of Dorileum. 45. St.

Flavian receives the Charge. 46. Synod of St. Flavian. 47. Confession of

Eutyches in the Synod. 48. Sentence of the Synod against Eutyches. 49. Com-

plaints of Eutyches. 50. Eutyches writes to St. Peter Chrysologus, and to

St. Leo. 51. Character of Dioscorus. 52, 53. Cabal at Ephesus. 54. St.

Flavian is deposed, and Eusebius of Dorileum. 55. The Errors of Theodore of

Mopsuestia. 56. Death of St. Flavian. 57. Character of Theodoret. 58, 59. Wri-

tings of Theodoret against St. Cyril; Defence of Theodoret. 60. Dioscorus

excommunicates St. Leo. 61. Theodosius approved the Council or Cabal, and

dies. 62. Reign of St. Pulcheria and Marcian.

SII.-The Council of Chalcedon,


62. A Council is assembled in Chalcedon, under the Emperor Marcian, and

the Pope St. Leo. 63. The Cause of Dioscorus is tried in the first Session.

64. He is condemned. 65. Articles of Faith defined in Opposition to the

Eutychian Heresy, according to the Letter of St. Leo. 66. Privileges granted

by the Council to the Patriarch of Constantinople. 67. Refused by St. Leo.

68. Eutyches and Dioscorus die in their Obstinacy. 69. Theodosius, Head of the

Eutychians in Jerusalem. 70. His Cruelty. 71. Death of St. Pulcheria and

of Marcian. 72. Timothy Eleurus intruded into the See of Alexandria.

73. Martyrdom of St. Proterius, the true Bishop. 74. Leo succeeds Marcian

in the Empire. 75. Eleuruz is expelled from the See of Alexandria, and

Timothy Salofacialus is elected. 76. Zeno is made Emperor; he puts Basiliscus

to Death; Eleurus commits Suicide. 77. St. Simon Stilites. 78. His happy

Death. 79. Peter the Stammerer intruded into the See of Alexandria.

$ III.—The Henoticon of the Emperor Zeno,

. 163

80. The Emperor Zeno publishes his Henoticon. 81. Mongos anathematizes

Pope St. Leo and the Council of Chalcedon. 82. Peter the Fuller intrusted

with the See of Antioch. 83. Adventures and Death of the Fuller. 84. Acacius,

Patriarch of Constantinople, dies excommunicated.

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