Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
ER 1526
Five presbyters sign the acts of the Second Council of Lyon (Gaul, AD 567/570) on behalf of their absent bishops.
Preceding are the signatures of eight bishops.
Valesius presbyter directus a domino meo Siagrio episcopo ecclesiae Gratianopolitanae subscripsi.
Vincentius presbyter directus a domino meo Lucretio episcopo ecclesiae Diensis subscripsi.
Eusebius presbyter directus a domino meo Victore episcopo ecclesiae Tricassinorum subscripsi.
Piolus presbyter directus a domino meo Tetreco episcopo ecclesiae Lingonicae subscripsi.
Caesarius presbyter directus a domino meo Tetradio episcopo ecclesiae Visoncensis subscripsi.
There follows a signature of one deacon.
(ed. de Clercq 1963: 202-203, summarised by J. Szafranowski)
Preceding are the signatures of eight bishops.
I, Presbyter Valesius sent by My Lord, Bishop Siagrius of the Church of Grenoble, have signed.
I, Presbyter Vincentius sent by My Lord, Bishop Lucretius of the Church of Die, have signed.
I, Presbyter Eusebius sent by My Lord, Bishop Victorus of the Church of Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux, have signed.
I, Presbyter Piolus sent by My Lord, Bishop Tetrecus of the Church of Langres, have signed.
I, Presbyter Caesarius sent by My Lord, Bishop Tetradius of the Church of Besançon, have signed.
There follows a signature of one deacon.
(trans. J. Szafranowski)


Presbyter Eusebius of Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux later became bishop of that city, as suggested by the signature of Bishop Eusebius of Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux under the acts of the Council of Valence (AD 584/585) and the First Council of Mâcon (AD 585).

Place of event:

  • Gaul
  • Lyon
  • Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux
  • Grenoble
  • Langres
  • Die
  • Besançon

About the source:

Title: Second Council of Lyon, Concilium Lugdunense II anno 567/570
Origin: Lyon (Gaul)
Denomination: Catholic/Nicene/Chalcedonian
The Second Council of Lyon was called by King Guntram of Burgundy. The exact date is unknown since the acts give contradictory dates: the sixth year of Guntram`s rule (November 567-November 568) and the third indiction (September 569-August 570). This council could be most probably identified with the one described by Gregory of Tours in his Histories (5.20). According to Gregory, the direct reason for the synod was the violent attack launched by the armed bands of Bishops Salonius of Embrun and Sagittarius of Gap on Bishop Victorus from Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux. During the council`s proceedings both accused bishops were excommunicated.
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
Further ecclesiastical career - Bishop
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, ER1526,