Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
ER 1268
Five presbyters sign the acts of the Second Council of Orléans (Gaul, AD 533) on behalf of their absent bishops.
Preceding are the signatures of twenty-one bishops.
Orbatus presbiter pro Leone episcopo subscripsit.
Asclipius presbiter pro Adelfio episcopo subscripsit.
Laurentius presbiter pro Gallo episcopo subscripsit.
Eledius presbiter pro Sabastio episcopo subscripsit.
Prosedonius presbiter pro Artemio episcopo subscripsit.
(ed. de Clercq 1963: 103)
Preceding are the signatures of twenty-one bishops.
Presbyter Orbatus signed on behalf of Bishop Leo [of Sens].
Presbyter Asclipius signed on behalf of Bishop Adelfius [of Poitiers].
Presbyter Laurentius signed on behalf of Bishop Gallus [of Clermont].
Presbyter Eledius signed on behalf of Bishop Sabastius [of unknown see].
Presbyter Prosedonius signed on behalf of Bishop Artemius [of unknown see].
(trans. J. Szafranowski)

Place of event:

  • Gaul
  • Orléans
  • Sens
  • Poitiers
  • Clermont

About the source:

Title: The second council of Orléans, Concilium Aurelianense anno 533
Origin: Orléans (Gaul)
Denomination: Catholic/Nicene/Chalcedonian
This council convened on the 23rd of June of 533 in Orléans under the auspices of three kings, sons of the late Clovis I: Theuderic I of Metz, Childebert I of Paris, and Clothar I of Soissons. The city of Orléans had been probably chosen due to its, at least partial, neutrality as it belonged originally to the fourth son of Clovis I, Chlodomer I, who died in 524, and whose kingdom was annexed by Clothar I. The council gathered five metropolitans, twenty-one other bishops, and five presbyters representing their bishops.
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.


Travel and change of residence
Described by a title - Presbyter/πρεσβύτερος
Ecclesiastical administration - Participation in councils and ecclesiastical courts
Relation with - Another presbyter
Relation with - Bishop/Monastic superior
Please quote this record referring to its author, database name, number, and, if possible, stable URL: J. Szafranowski, Presbyters in the Late Antique West, ER1268,