Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
ER 1260
Bishops Caldonius, Herculanus and Victor, and the presbyters Rogatianus and Numidicus announce the excommunication of Felicissimus and his followers. Letter 42 in the epistolary of Cyprian, Carthage (North Africa), AD 251.
Epistula 42
Caldonius cum Herculano et Victore collegis item Rogatiano cum Numidico presbyteris.
The names of the excommunicated follow.
(ed. Diercks 1994: 199)
Letter 42
Caldonius, with Herculanus and Victor, his colleagues, also with Rogatianus and Numidicus, presbyters.
The names of the excommunicated follow.


For the schism of Felicissimus, see [1261] and [1270].  See also Letter 41 for the mission of Rogatianus and Numidicus [1259].

Place of event:

  • Latin North Africa
  • Carthage

About the source:

Author: Cyprian
Title: Letters, Epistulae, Epistolae
Origin: Carthage (Latin North Africa)
Denomination: Catholic/Nicene/Chalcedonian
Cyprian was born probably about AD 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.


Described by a title - Presbyter/πρεσβύτερος
Administration of justice - Ecclesiastical
Administration of justice - Excommunication/Anathema
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