Table of Contents

Title Page.

The Letters and Sermons of Leo the Great.

Title Page.

Prefatory Note.

Introduction.

Letters.

To the Bishop of Aquileia.

To Septimus, Bishop of Altinum.

From Paschasinus, Bishop of Lilybæum.

To the Bishops appointed in Campania, Picenum, Etruria, and all the Provinces.

To the Metropolitan Bishops of Illyricum.

To Anastasius, Bishop of Thessalonica.

To the Bishops throughout Italy.

The Ordinance of Valentinian III. concerning the Manichæans.

To Dioscorus, Bishop of Alexandria.

To the Bishops of the Province of Vienne.  In the matter of Hilary, Bishop of Arles.

An Ordinance of Valentinianus III.

To All the Bishops of Mauritania Cæsariensis.

To the Metropolitan Bishops in the Provinces of Illyricum.

To Anastasius, Bishop of Thessalonica.

To Turribius, Bishop of Asturia, upon the errors of the Priscillianists.

To the Bishops of Sicily.

To All the Bishops of Sicily.

To Januarius, Bishop of Aquileia.

To Dorus, Bishop of Beneventum.

To Eutyches, an Abbot of Constantinople.

From Eutyches to Leo.

The first from Flavian, Bp. of Constantinople to Pope Leo.

To Flavian, Bishop of Constantinople.

To Theodosius Augustus II.

From Peter Chrysologus, Bishop of Ravenna, to Eutyches, the Presbyter.

A Second One from Flavian to Leo.

To Flavian, Bishop of Constantinople.

To Flavian commonly called “the Tome.”

To Theodosius Augustus.

To Pulcheria Augusta.

To Pulcheria Augusta.

To the Archimandrites of Constantinople.

To the Synod of Ephesus.

To Julian, Bishop of Cos.

To Julian, Bishop of Cos.

To Flavian, Bishop of Constantinople.

To Theodosius Augustus.

To Flavian, Bishop of Constantinople.

To Flavian, Bishop of Constantinople.

To the Bishops of the Province of Arles in Gaul.

To Ravennius, Bishop of Arles.

To Ravennius, Bishop of Arles.

To Theodosius Augustus.

To Theodosius Augustus.

To Pulcheria Augusta.

From Hilary, then Deacon (afterwards Bishop of Rome) to Pulcheria Augusta.

To Anastasius, Bishop of Thessalonica.

To Julian, Bishop of Cos.

To Flavian, Bishop of Constantinople.

To the people of Constantinople, by the hand of Epiphanius and Dionysius, Notary of the Church of Rome.

To Faustus and other Presbyters and Archimandrites in Constantinople.

From Theodoret, Bishop of Cyrus, to Leo. (See vol. iii. of this Series, p. 293.)

A Fragment of a Letter from Anatolius, Bishop of Constantinople.

To Theodosius Augustus.

A Series of Letters.

To the Clergy and People of the City of Constantinople.

To Pulcheria Augusta.

To Martinus and Faustus, Presbyters.

A Series of Letters.

From the Bishops of the Province of Arles.

Leo's Reply to Letter LXV.

To Ravennius, Bishop of Arles.

From Three Gallic Bishops to St. Leo.

To Theodosius Augustus.

To Pulcheria Augusta.

To the Archimandrites of Constantinople.

To Faustus, One of the Archimandrites at Constantinople.

From Valentinian and Marcian.

To Martinus, Another of the Archimandrites at Constantinople.

To Faustus and Martinus Together.

From Marcianus Augustus to Leo.

From Pulcheria Augusta to Leo.

Leo's Answer to Marcianus.

To Pulcheria Augusta.

To Anatolius, Bishop of Constantinople.

To Bishop Julian.

To Marcian Augustus.

To the Same Marcian.

To Pulcheria Augusta.

To Anatolius, Bishop of Constantinople.

To Julian, Bishop of Cos.

To Anatolius, Bishop of Constantinople.

To Paschasinus, Bishop of Lilybæum.

To Marcian Augustus.

To Marcian Augustus.

To Anatolius, Bishop of Constantinople.

To Julian, Bishop of Cos.

To the Synod of Chalcedon.

To Marcian Augustus.

To Pulcheria Augusta by the Hand of Theoctistus the Magistrian.

To Ravennius, Bishop of Arles.

From Eusebius, Bishop of Milan, to Leo.

From the Synod of Chalcedon to Leo.

From Ravennus and Other Gallic Bishops.

From the Emperor Marcian.

From Anatolius, Bishop of Constantinople, to Leo.

To the Gallic Bishops.

To the Gallic Bishops.

Leo, the Bishop, to Marcian Augustus.

To Pulcheria Augusta about the self-seeking of Anatolius.

To Anatolius, Bishop of Constantinople, in rebuke of his self-seeking.

To Julian, Bishop of Cos.

To Theodore, Bishop of Forum Julii.

To Julian, Bishop of Cos.

From Marcian Augustus.

To Marcian Augustus.

To Pulcheria Augusta.

To Julian, Bishop of Cos.

To the Bishops Assembled in Synod at Chalcedon.

To Marcian Augustus.

To Pulcheria Augusta.

To Julian, Bishop of Cos.

To the Same Julian, Bishop of Cos.

To Maximus, Bishop of Antioch, by the hand of Marian the Presbyter, and Olympius the Deacon.

To Theodoret, Bishop of Cyrus, on Perseverance in the Faith.

The former to Marcian Augustus, and the other to Julian the Bishop.

To Eudocia Augusta, about the Monks of Palestine.

To the Monks of Palestine.

To Julian, the Bishop, by Count Rodanus.

To Marcian Augustus.

To Julian, Bishop of Cos.

To Marcian Augustus.

To Proterius, Bishop of Alexandria.

To Marcian Augustus.

To Julian, Bishop of Cos.

From Anatolius, Bishop of Constantinople, to Leo.

From Proterius, Bishop of Alexandria, to Leo.

To Marcian Augustus.

To Anatolius.

To Marcian Augustus.

To the same, and on the same day.

To the Bishops of Gaul and Spain.

To Juvenal, Bishop of Jerusalem.

To Julian, Bishop of Cos.

To the Same.

To Marcian Augustus.

To Anatolius, Bishop of Constantinople.

To Julian, Bishop of Cos.

To Leo Augustus.

To Anatolius, Bishop of Constantinople.

To Julian, Bishop of Cos, and Aetius, the Presbyter.

To Leo Augustus.

To Basil, Bishop of Antioch.

To Euxitheus, Bishop of Thessalonica (and Others).

To Anatolius, Bishop of Constantinople.

To Julian, Bishop of Cos.

To Aetius, Presbyter of Constantinople.

To the Egyptian Bishops.

To Anatolius, Bishop of Constantinople.

To Leo Augustus.

To Anatolius, Bishop of Constantinople.

To the Catholic Bishops of Egypt Sojourning in Constantinople.

To Nicætas, Bishop of Aquileia.

See Letter CLVIII.

To the Presbyters, Deacons and Clergy of the Church of Constantinople.

To Leo Augustus.

To Anatolius, Bishop of Constantinople.  By Patritius the Deacon the Deacon.

To Leo Augustus.

To Leo Augustus.

To Neo, Bishop of Ravenna.

To Rusticus, Bishop of Gallia Narbonensis, with the replies to his Questions on various points.

To all the Bishops of Campania, Samnium and Picenum.

To Leo Augustus.

To Gennadius, Bishop of Constantinople.

To Timothy, Bishop of Alexandria.

To the Presbyters and Deacons of the Church of Alexandria.

To Certain Egyptian Bishops.

Sermons.

Preached on his Birthday, or day of Ordination.

On his Birthday, II.:  Delivered on the Anniversary of his Consecration.

On His Birthday, III:  Delivered on the Anniversary of his Elevation to the Pontificate.

Upon the Collections, IV.

On the Collections, V.

On the Fast of The Tenth Month, I.

On the Fast of the Tenth Month.

On the Fast of the Tenth Month, VI.

On the Fast of the Ten Month, VIII.

On the Feast of the Nativity, I.

On the Feast of the Nativity, II.

On the Feast of the Nativity, III.

On the Feast of the Nativity, IV.

On the Feast of the Nativity, VI.

On the Feast of the Nativity, VII.

On the Festival of the Nativity, VIII.

On the Feast of the Epiphany, I.

On the Feast of the Epiphany, III.

On the Feast of the Epiphany, IV.

On the Feast of the Epiphany, VI.

On Lent, I.

On Lent, II.

On Lent, IV.

On Lent, VIII.

On Lent, XI.

A Homily delivered on the Saturday before the Second Sunday in Lent--on the Transfiguration, S. Matt. xvii. 1-13.

On the Passion, III.; delivered on the Sunday before Easter.

On the Lord's Passion IV., delivered on Wednesday in Holy Week.

On the Passion, VII.

On the Passion, VIII.:  on Wednesday in Holy Week.

On the Passion, XI.

On the Passion, XII.:  preached on Wednesday.

On the Passion, XVI.:  delivered on the Sunday.

On the Passion, XVII.:  delivered on the Wednesday.

On the Lord's Resurrection, I.; delivered on Holy Saturday in the Vigil of Easter.

On the Lord's Resurrection, II.

On the Lord's Ascension, I.

On the Lord's Ascension, II.

On Whitsuntide, I.

On Whitsuntide, III.

On the Whitsuntide Fast, I.

On the Feast of the Apostles Peter and Paul (June 29).

Concerning the Neglect of the Commemoration.

On the Feast of S. Laurence the Martyr (Aug. 10).

On the Fast of the Seventh Month, III.

On the Fast of Seventh Month, V.

On the Fast of the Seventh Month, VI.

A Homily on the Beatitudes, St. Matt. v. 1-9.

The Book of Pastoral Rule, and Selected Epistles, of Gregory the Great.

Title Page.

Prefatory Note.

Prolegomena.

The Book of Pastoral Rule.

Preface.

Part I.

Of the Life of the Pastor.

How the Ruler, While Living Well, Ought to Teach and Admonish Those that are Put Under Him.

Prologue.

What diversity there ought to be in the art of preaching.

How the poor and the rich should be admonished.

How the joyful and the sad are to be admonished.

How subjects and prelates are to be admonished.

How servants and masters are to be admonished.

How the wise and the dull are to be admonished.

How the impudent and bashful are to be admonished.

How the forward and the faint-hearted are to be admonished.

How the impatient and the patient are to be admonished.

How the kindly-disposed and the envious are to be admonished.

How the simple and the crafty are to be admonished.

How the whole and the sick are to be admonished.

How those who fear scourges and those who contemn them are to be admonished.

How the silent and the talkative are to be admonished.

How the slothful and the hasty are to be admonished.

How the meek and the passionate are to be admonished.

How the humble and the haughty are to be admonished.

How the obstinate and the fickle are to be admonished.

How those who use food intemperately and those who use it sparingly are to be admonished.

How to be admonished are those who give away what is their own, and those who seize what belongs to others.

How those are to be admonished who desire not the things of others, but keep their own; and those who give of their own, yet seize on those of others.

How those that are at variance and those that are at peace are to be admonished.

How sowers of strifes and peacemakers are to be admonished.

How the rude in sacred learning, and those who are learned but not humble, are to be admonished.

How those are to be admonished who decline the office of preaching out of too great humility, and those who seize on it with precipitate haste.

How those are to be admonished with whom everything succeeds according to their wish, and those with whom nothing does.

How the married and the single are to be admonished.

How those are to be admonished who have had experience of the sins of the flesh, and those who have not.

How they are to be admonished who lament sins of deed, and those who lament only sins of thought.

How those are to be admonished who abstain not from the sins which they bewail, and those who, abstaining from them, bewail them not.

How those are to be admonished who praise the unlawful things of which they are conscious, and those who while condemning them, in no wise guard against them.

How those are to be admonished who sin from sudden impulse and those who sin deliberately.

How those are to be admonished who commit very small but frequent faults, and those who, while avoiding such as are very small, are sometimes plunged in such as are grievous.

How those are to be admonished who do not even begin good things, and those who do not finish them when begun.

How those are to be admonished who do bad things secretly and good things openly, and those who do contrariwise.

Concerning the exhortation to be addressed many at once, that It may so aid the virtues of each among them that vices contrary to such virtues may not grow up through it.

Of the exhortation to be applied to one person, who labours under contrary passions.

That sometimes lighter vices are to be left alone, that more grievous ones may be removed.

That deep things ought not to be preached at all to weak souls.

Of the work and the voice of preaching.

How the Preacher, When He Has Accomplished All Aright, Should Return to Himself, Lest Either His Life or His Preaching Lift Him Up.

Register of the Epistles of St. Gregory the Great.

The Month of September, Indiction IX., Being the First Year of His Ordination.

To all the Bishops of Sicily.

To Justinus, Prætor of Sicily.

To Paul, Scholasticus.

To John, Bishop of Constantinople.

To Theoctista, Sister of the Emperor.

To Narses, Patrician.

To Anastasius, Patriarch of Antioch.

To Peter the Subdeacon.

To Bacauda and Agnellus, Bishops.

To Clementina, Patrician.

To John, Bishop of Urbs Vetus (Orvieto).

To Severus, Bishop of Aquileia.

To all the Bishops of Italy.

To Peter the Subdeacon.

To Natalis, Bishop of Salona.

To Honoratus, Deacon of Salona.

To Natalis, Bishop of Salona.

To John, Bishop of Constantinople, and the Other Patriarchs.

To Anastasius, Patriarch of Antioch.

To Anastasius, Archbishop of Corinth.

To Sebastian, Bishop of Rhisinum [in Dalmatia].

To Aristobulus, Ex-Prefect and Antigraphus.

To Romanus, Patrician, and Exarch of Italy.

To Venantius, Ex-Monk, Patrician of Syracuse.

To Peter, Bishop of Terracina.

To Peter the Subdeacon.

To Anthemius, Subdeacon.

To Peter, Subdeacon.

To Anthemius, Subdeacon.

To Leander Bishop of Hispalis (Seville).

To Peter, Subdeacon of Sicily.

To Peter the Subdeacon.

To Virgilius, Bishop of Arelate (Arles) and Theodorus, Bishop of Massilia (Marseilles).

To Theodorus, Duke of Sardinia.

To Honoratus, Deacon.

To Anthemius the Subdeacon.

To Symmachus the Defensor.

To Peter, Subdeacon.

To Severus, Bishop.

To Arsicinus Duke, the Clergy, Nobility, and Common People (ordini et plebi) of the City of Ariminum.

To Gennadius, Patrician and Exarch of Africa.

To Januarius, Archbishop of Caralis (Cagliari) in Sardinia.

To Januarius, Bishop of Caralis (Cagliari) in Sardinia.

To Felix, Bishop of Messana (Messene).

To Peter, Subdeacon.

To Peter, Subdeacon.

To Gennadius, Patrician and Exarch of Africa.

To Gennadius, Patrician, and Exarch throughout Africa.

To All the Bishops of Numidia.

To Leo, Bishop in Corsica.

To Martinus, Bishop in Corsica.

To the Clergy and Nobles of Corsica.

Book II.

Book III.

Book IV.

Book V.

Book VI.

Book VII.

Book VIII.

Indexes

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