Table of Contents
Appended Note on the Eastern Editions of Synodical Literature.
Excursus on the History of the Roman Law and Its Relation to the Canon Law.
The First Ecumenical Council: The First Council of Nice.
The Canons of the Councils of Ancyra, Gangra, Neocæsarea, Antioch and Laodicea, which Canons were Accepted and Received by the Ecumenical Synods.
The Second Ecumenical Council: The First Council of Constantinople.
The Third Ecumenical Council: The Council of Ephesus.
The Fourth Ecumenical Council. The Council of Chalcedon.
The Fifth Ecumenical Council. The Second Council of Constantinople.
The Sixth Ecumenical Council. The Third Council of Constantinople.
The Canons of the Council in Trullo; Often Called The Quinisext Council.
The Canons of the Synods of Sardica, Carthage, Constantinople, and Carthage Under St. Cyprian, Which Canons Were Received by the Council in Trullo and Ratified by II. Nice.
The Seventh Ecumenical Council. The Second Council of Nice.
Appendix containing Canons and Rulings not having Conciliar Origin but Approved by Name in Canon II. of the Synod in Trullo.
The Apostolical Canons. Introduction.
The Canons of the Holy and Altogether August Apostles.
The Letter of the Blessed Dionysius, the Archbishop of Alexandria to Basilides the Bishop who made Enquiries on Various Subjects, to which Dionysius made Answer in this Epistle, which Answers have been received as Canons.
The Canons of the Blessed Peter, Archbishop of Alexandria, and Martyr, which are found in his Sermon on Penitence.
The Canonical Epistle of St. Gregory, Archbishop of Neocæsarea, who is called Thaumaturgus, concerning Them that, During the Incursion of the Barbarians, Ate of Things Offered to Idols and Committed Certain Other Sins.
The Epistle of St. Athanasius to the Monk Ammus.
The Epistle of the Same Athanasius Taken from the XXXIX. Festal Epistle.
The Epistle of St. Athanasius to Ruffinian.
The First Canonical Epistle of Our Holy Father Basil, Archbishop of Cæsarea in Cappadocia to Amphilochius, Bishop of Iconium.
The Second Canonical Epistle of the Same.
The Third Epistle of the Same to the Same.
From an Epistle of the Same to the Blessed Amphilochius on the Difference of Meats.
Of the Same to Diodorus Bishop of Tarsus, concerning a Man who had taken Two Sisters to Wife.
Of the Same to Gregory a Presbyter, that He Should Separate from a Woman who Dwelt with Him.
Of the Same to the Chorepiscopi, that No Ordinations Should Be Made Contrary to the Canons.
Of the Same to His Suffragans that They Should Not Ordain for Money.
From Chapter XVII. of the Book St. Basil Wrote to Blessed Amphilochius on the Holy Ghost.
From the Letter of Basil the Great to the Nicopolitans.
The Canonical Epistle of St. Gregory, Bishop of Nyssa, to St. Letoïus, Bishop of Melitene.
From the Metre Poems of St. Gregory Theologus, Specifying which Books of the Old and New Testament Should Be Read.
From the Iambics of St. Amphilochius the Bishop to Seleucus, on the Same Subject.
The Canonical Answers of Timothy the Most Holy Bishop of Alexandria, Who was One of the CL Fathers Gathered Together at Constantinople, to the Questions Proposed to Him concerning Bishops and Clerics.
The Prosphonesus of Theophilus, Archbishop of Alexandria, When the Holy Epiphanies Happened to Fall on a Sunday.
The Commonitory of the Same which Ammon Received on Account of Lycus.
Of the Same to Agatho the Bishop.
Of the Same to Menas the Bishop.
The Narrative of the Same concerning Those Called Cathari.
The Canonical Epistle of Our Holy Father Among the Saints, Cyril, Archbishop of Alexandria, on the Hymns.
Of the Same to the Bishops of Libya and Pentapolis.
The Encyclical Letter of Gennadius, Patriarch of Constantinople and of the Holy Synod Met with Him to All the Holy Metropolitans and to the Pope of the City of Rome.