Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
ER 1234
Cyprian, the bishop of Carthage, congratulates Moyses and Maximus, presbyters of Rome, and other confessors, on their faith in the face of persecutions. Cyprian, Letter 28, AD 250.
Epistula 28
Cyprianus Moysi et Maximo presbyteris et ceteris confessoribvs dilectissimis fratribus s[alutem].
Cyprian congratulates the presbyters of Rome on their faith in the face of the persecutions.
(ed. Diercks 1994: 132-136)
Letter 28
Cyprian to Moyses and Maximus, the presbyters, and to the other confessors, his very  beloved brethren, greeting.
Cyprian congratulates the presbyters of Rome on their faith in the face of the persecutions.


The name of the Presbyter Moyses suggests that he was of Jewish or Christian origin.

Place of event:

  • Latin North Africa
  • Rome
  • Carthage
  • Rome

About the source:

Author: Cyprian
Title: Letters, Epistulae, Epistolae
Origin: Carthage (Latin North Africa)
Denomination: Catholic/Nicene/Chalcedonian
Cyprian was born probably about 200. He converted to Christianity in about 245 and in 248 was elected Bishop of Carthage. Soon after, the Decian persecution began (in 249/250) and Cyprian went into hiding. In 251 he returned to the city. Under Valerian, he was exiled in 257 and executed in 258. The epistolary of Cyprian consists of 81 letters (16 of them by his correspondents, and 6 synodal or collective), the majority of them are from the period of 250-251, when they were the means of Cyprian`s communication with his clergy. They offer us a wide view on the organization of the Church in Carthage in the middle of the third century, her relation with the Church of Rome, on the development of the persecutions, and on the conflicts that they caused inside the Church.
Different numerations of Cyprian's letters exist, I follow the edition of Diercks in Corpus Christianorum.
G.F. Diercks ed., Sancti Cypriani Episcopi Epistularium. Epistulae 1-57, Corpus Christianorum. Series Latina 3B, Turnhout 1994.


Non-Christian Origin - Jewish
Described by a title - Presbyter/πρεσβύτερος
Public law - Secular
Relation with - Bishop/Monastic superior
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