Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
ER 1385
Augustine, the bishop of Hippo Regius (North Africa) leaves the administration of the goods of the Church to a presbyter; AD 396-430. Account of Possidius, "Life of Augustine", AD 432/437.
Chapter 31
[...] Si quid vero ecclesia vel in sumptibus vel in ornamentis habuit, fidei presbyteri, qui sub eodem domus ecclesiae curam gerebat, dimisit.  [...]
(ed. A.A.R. Bastiaensen 1975: 236-238)
Chapter 31
[...] Whatever the church had in the way of possessions or ornaments he left in charge of his presbyter, who had the care of the church building under his direction. [...]


We do not know who exactly the presbyter charged by Augustine with the administration of the Church property was. If we read Sermon 356 [869], the most likely candidate seems to be Leporius [215]. Also Barnaba [216] was administering a farm in the name of the Church [872].

Place of event:

  • Latin North Africa
  • Hippo Regius

About the source:

Author: Possidius
Title: Life of Augustine, Vita Augustini
Origin: Calama (Latin North Africa)
Denomination: Catholic/Nicene/Chalcedonian
Possidius lived from AD 391 in the monastic community of Augustine in Hippo. After AD 397 he became bishop of Calama. Between AD 432 (the death of the Roman General Bonifatius) and AD 437 (the exile of Catholic bishops by the Vandal King Geiseric) he composed "The Life of Augustine", a substantially reliable biography of Augustine.
A.A.R. Bastiaensen ed., Vita dei santi III, Roma-Milano 1975, 130-240.


Described by a title - Presbyter/πρεσβύτερος
Ecclesiastical administration - Administering Church property
    Relation with - Bishop/Monastic superior
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