Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
ER 1123
Presbyter Peladius from Avignon (Gaul) represents his bishop, Salutaris, at the Council of Épaone (Gaul, AD 517).
Peladius presbyter iussu domni mei Salutaris episcopi, qui huic definitioni interfui et subscripsi.
(ed. de Clercq 1963: 37)
Presbyter Peladius by the command of my Bishop Salutaris, attended [this council] and subscribed these decrees.
(trans. J. Szafranowski)


It must be noted that all the bishops subscribe the acts with the simple formula relegi et subscripsi ("I have read and suscribed"). Only Peladius' signature is different.
In earlier studies (see, for example Hefele 1895: 108) Salutaris and Peladius were believed to serve at Avenches.
According to the letter of Avitus of Vienne inviting the bishops to the council, the absent bishops should have been represented by two of their trusted presbyters (see [1096]).

Place of event:

  • Gaul
  • Épaone
  • Avenches
  • Avignon

About the source:

Title: Council of Épaone 517, Concilium Epaonense anno 517
Origin: Épaone (Gaul)
Denomination: Catholic/Nicene/Chalcedonian
Just as the Council of Agde was held in 506 in the Visigothic kingdom and the First Council of Orléans in 511 in the Frankish realm, the Council of Épaone gathered bishops from the lands ruled by the Burgundians. The direct impulse for the council was the ascension to the throne of Sigismund in 516. The new king, unlike his Arian predecessors, followed the Catholic creed. Avitus, metropolitan of Vienne, and Viventiolus, metropolitan of Lyons, asked the bishops to convene on the day of 6th September 517 in Épaone, the exact location of which is unknown. It was most probably situated in the province of Vienne, possibly near present-day Anneyron or Saint-Maurice-l`Exil. The council gathered 24 bishops and one presbyter. It seems that also some other clerics and laymen attended the sessions.
C. de Clercq ed., Concilia Galliae a. 511-a. 695, Corpus Christianorum. Series Latina 148 A, Turnhout 1963.
J. Gaudemet, B. Basdevant, Les canons des conciles mérovingiens VIe-VIIe siècles, Sources chrétiennes 353, Paris 1989.
C.J. Hefele, A History of the Councils of the Church from the Original Documents, v. 4, trans. by W.R. Clark, Edinburgh 1895.


Travel and change of residence
Described by a title - Presbyter/πρεσβύτερος
Ecclesiastical administration - Participation in councils and ecclesiastical courts
Relation with - Bishop/Monastic superior
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