Tag Archives: Pope Symmachus

#483 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Ascendancy of Monophysitism

Emperor Anastasius of the Byzantine Empire with the support of Philoxenus of Mabbug, Severus of Antioch and John II/III of Alexandria aggressively move to put an end to support for the Council of Chalcedon, but they face strong resistance.

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Icon of Severus of Antioch.

Kazimierz Ginter on the Trisagion Riots

Boethius on Eutyches and Nestorius – including description of the reaction to the East’s pleas for help from Rome

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#482 – A History of the Catholic Church -The Symmachian Forgeries

Symmachus and Laurentius fight for control of the Church of Rome with all the means they have at their disposal. The Basilica of St. Peter’s grows in importance as the symbol of the Pope’s Petrine authority.

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Ruins of the original Basilica of Saint Agnes fuori le Mura. Repaired during the papacy of Symmachus. Photo by José Luiz Bernardes Ribeiro.

W. T. Townsend. The so-called Symmachian Forgeries

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#481 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Laurentian Schism

Controversy over the Acacian Schism leads to a schism with the Church of Rome and the bishops of Italy debate whether anyone but God can judge the actions of a Pope.

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Mosaic at the Basilica of Saint Agnes. Pope Symmachus is to the left.

John Moorhead, The Laurentian Schism: East and West in the Roman Church

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#481 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Laurentian Schism