Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
ER 2300
Presbyter and Abbot Arminius carried the acts of the Second Council of Orange (Gaul, AD 529) to Rome to get papal approval. Pope Boniface II, Letter to Caesarius of Arles, AD 531.
Dilectissimo fratri Caesario Bonefatius
I. Per filium nostrum Arminium presbyterum et abbatem litteras tuae fraternitatis accepimus.
There follows the confirmation of the Second Council of Orange by papal authority.
(ed. de Clercq 1963: 66)
Boniface to the dearest brother Caesarius
I. We accepted the letter of your Fraternity through our son Arminius, presbyter and abbot.
There follows the confirmation of the Second Council of Orange by papal authority.
(trans. and summarised by J. Szafranowski)


Arminius was probably serving as presbyter and abbot in Arles, Caesarius' episcopal see.

Place of event:

  • Gaul
  • Rome
  • Orange
  • Rome

About the source:

Title: Second Council of Orange 529, Concilium Arausicanum II anno 529, Epistola Bonifatii II papae ad Caesarium, Letter of Pope Boniface II to Caesarius
Origin: Orange (Gaul)
Denomination: Catholic/Nicene/Chalcedonian
The Second Council of Orange assembled in 529 under bishop Caesarius of Arles. Twelve other bishops signed the acts along with praetorian prefect Liberius and six viri inlustres. Although the direct reason for the episcopal gathering was the dedication of the new basilica in Orange (funded by Liberius), the whole synod dealed with the relation between divine grace and free will, championing Augustine over authors later dubbed as semi-pelagian, like John Cassian or Faustus of Riez.
After the synod, the signed acts were sent to Rome to get papal approval. The letter by pope Boniface II, confirming the orthodoxy of the synodal fathers, is dated to 25th of January 531. It was appended to the acts by Caesarius of Arles together with their final redaction.
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
Described by a title - Abba
Monastic or common life - Cenobitic monk
Monastic or common life - Monastic superior (abbot/prior)
Ecclesiastical administration - Ecclesiastical envoy
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, ER2300,