Early Church Fathers
7 2 Tim. iii. 12.
8 The thought of this fine passage is more fully worked out in Sermon XLVIII., chap. 2 and 3. Cf. esp. the remark, bellum vitiis potius quam hominibus indicunt, "nulli malum pro malo reddentes" sed correctionem peccantium semper optantes.
9 S. Matt. xxviii. 20.
10 S. John xvi. 33.
11 The same requisites of ordination of bishops are laid down in Lett. X. chap. 6.
12 1 Sam. ii. 25.
13 The order of sub-deacons (acc. to Quesnel) is here particularly meant: cf. Lett. XIV. chap. 4. The readers (lectores) mentioned below were of course one of the Minor Orders of clergy: cf. Bingham, Antiq. Bk.V. chap. iii.
14 1 Cor. vii. 29. This was also provided by the Apostolic canons (quoted by Quesnel). episcopus aut presbyter uxorem propriam nequaquam sub obteniu religionis abiciat.
15 Gal. iv. 30, from Gen. xxi. 10.
16 1 Cor. vi. 12.
17 2 Tim. ii. 4.
18 On these points, cf. Letter CLXVI., to Neo, bp. of Ravenna.
19 Viz. the sacred elements of the Eucharist.
20 On these points, cf. Letter CLXVI., to Neo, bp. of Ravenna.
1 This is another Timothy surnamed Solophaciolus, supposed to be the same as that Timotheos presbyter et oeconomus Ecclesioe, mentioned among the Eyptian refugees who petitioned the Emperor against Aelurus.
2 2 Tim. iii. 5, and Tit. i. 16.
3 Apparently to be allowed to reside in Constantinople (or perhaps at this stage to remain in Alexandria).
4 See Lett CLXII. n. 2a.