Maximus the Confessor and his Companions: Documents from Exile (Oxford Early Christian Texts)

The seven files during this publication, which look for the 1st time in an English translation from Greek and Latin, represent a different modern witness to the stalwart competition of the monk Maximus the Confessor to seventh-century imperial edicts implementing adherence to the doctrines of monoenergism and monothelitism.

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List OF T H E TRIAL sixty nine forty eight §10. And back, at the subsequent Saturday, they introduced them into the palace. they usually introduced in first the previous man's disciple, the 2 patriarchs49 additionally being current on the time. they usually introduced Constantine and Menas,50 the outdated man's accusers, and those demanded that the disciple agree fullyyt with what that they had stated. With nice outspokenness the disciple acknowledged fearlessly to the senate: 'Are you bringing Constantine into the privy chamber of the palace? he is neither a clergyman nor a monk, yet a pander. It was once identified to the Africans and Romans what sort of adult females he stored whilst he went there. all people knew the methods he used to conceal the very fact: occasionally he acknowledged that they have been his sisters, occasionally he acknowledged: "I took them so they would not be in communion with the church of Constantinople, in case they be stained by means of communion with heretics. " And back, if the chance for wantonness failed him, and he came upon a quarter the place he was once unknown, he may do an analogous issues for the sake of disgusting revenue and soiled excitement. And in the event you are looking to lead a good lifestyles it is a nice disgrace ever to return in touch with him. ' Then after that, whilst he used to be requested if he had anathematized the Typos, he replied fearlessly: 'Not simply have I anathematized it, yet i have additionally composed a small document51 [against it]. ' 'How are you able to say that? do not you confess that you've got acted wrongly? ' the officers stated to him. And he stated: 'May God no longer supply that I may still say that what I did safely in keeping with the legislations of the church was once performed wrongly. ' §11. And whilst he have been requested many different questions and had responded as God supplied, he used to be led out of the privy chamber, they usually introduced within the previous guy, and lord Troilus acknowledged to him: 'Speak, Father. glance, converse the reality, and the grasp may have pity on you; simply because if we battle through a felony enquiry and if even one of many accusations opposed to you is correct, the legislation will take your existence. ' And he stated: 'I've already stated, and that i say it back, that if one unmarried factor is expounded to be precise, devil too is God. but when he is not God yet an apostate, the accusations made opposed to me also are fake and with no substance. nonetheless, when you order anything to be performed, so be it. If I worship God I will not come to hurt. ' And he stated to him: 'Didn't you anathematize the Typos? ' He replied: 'I've stated time and again that I did. ' He acknowledged to him: 'You've anathematized the Typos—you've anathematized the emperor. ' RELATIO MOTIONIS ηΟ Και λέγει αύτω· "Πού άνεθεµατίσθη;" "Ύπό τής συνόδου Ρώµης" απεκρίθη, " ε ι ? την έκκλησίαν Σωτήρος και είς τήν Θεοτόκον. " Τότε λέγει προς αυτόν ό έπαρχος� "Κοινωνείς τή εκκλησία ωδε, ή ού κοινωνείς;" κοινωνώ. " Απεκρίθη, και εΐπεν "Ού > Λ f ~ CC Λ \ τών /55 Λέγει αυτω� ∆ια τι; Απεκρίθη� "'Ότι έξω έ'βαλεν τάς συνόδους.

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