Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
ER 1517
Presbyter Philip is among legates sent by Pope Celestine I to the Council of Ephesus, AD 431. Account of Liberatus of Carthage, "Breviarium", AD 555/566.
Chapter VI
25. Post haec aduenerunt ab Hesperia ad concilium legati papae Caelestini, Arcadius et Proiectus episcopi, et Philippus ecclesiae Romanae presbyter.
(ed. Schwartz 1936: 105)
Chapter VI
25. Afterwards the legates of Pope Celestine, Bishops Arcadius and Proiectus, and Philip, the presbyter of the Roman Church, came from the Occident to the council.
(trans. S. Adamiak)


Presbyter Philip is also mentioned as a Roman legate at the Council of Ephesus in AD 431 in the confession of faith of Menas of Constantinople and other bishops quoted by Pope Vigilius in his "Constitutum" from AD 553 (Ep. 83 in the Collectio Avellana), and in the letter of the Council of Ephesus to Celestine I from 17 July 431 (Letter 20 in the epistolary of Celestine, PL 50, 521).

Place of event:

  • Rome
  • East
  • Rome
  • Ephesus

About the source:

Author: Liberatus
Title: Breuiarium causae Nestorianorum et Eutychianorum
Origin: Carthage (Latin North Africa)
Denomination: Catholic/Nicene/Chalcedonian
Liberatus was the deacon of Carthage (North Africa). His "Breviary", written between AD 555 and 566, was meant to explain to the Latin audience the history of the Christological controversies in the East. Based on Oriental sources, it covers the period from Nestorius to the condemnation of the Three Chapters.
E. Schwartz ed., Liberatus. Breuiarium causae Nestorianorum et Eutychianorum, Acta Conciliorum Oecumenicorum II/5, Berlin-Leipzig 1936, 98-141.


Travel and change of residence
Ecclesiastical administration - Participation in councils and ecclesiastical courts
Ecclesiastical administration - Ecclesiastical envoy
Relation with - Bishop/Monastic superior
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