Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
ER 434
Vincentius, presbyter from Carpentras (Gaul) subscribes the acts of the Council of Riez (Gaul, AD 439) in the name of his Bishop Constantianus.
[Ex codicibus A, K, k, Ly, N, R, t] Ego Vincentius presbyter episcopi Constantiani ab eodem ordinatus interfui et supscripsi uice ipsius die et consule suprascriptis.
[Ex codice M] Vincentius consensi.
[Ex codice L] Ego Viuentius presbyter directus a domino meo Constantiano episcopo consensi et subscripsi.
(ed. Munier 1963: 71-72)
[From the codices A, K, k, Ly, N, R, t] I, Vincentius, presbyter of Bishop Constantianus, took part at his order and signed in his stead, on the day and in the year of the consulate mentioned above.
[Ex codice M] Vincentius consented.
[Ex codice L] I, presbyter Viventius, directed by my Lord Bishop Constantianus, consented and signed.
(trans. J. Szafranowski)


The see of Bishop Constantianus is known for example from the subscriptions following the acts of the First Council of Orange (Gaul, AD 441) and of the First Council of Vaison (Gaul, AD 442), see e.g. [445] and [453].

Place of event:

  • Gaul
  • Riez
  • Carpentras

About the source:

Title: Council of Riez 439, Concilium Regense anno 439
Origin: Riez (Gaul)
Denomination: Catholic/Nicene/Chalcedonian
The Council of Riez gathered in 439 under Bishop Hilary of Arles to address the problems arising from the illegitimate ordination of Bishop Armentarius of Embrun. The synodal fathers cite the canons of the Council of Turin of AD 398 (see e.g. [379]) and declare Armentarius` ordination invalid. The following are the canons dealing with the problem of bishops who could not be considered as proper bishops (being ill-ordained, or returning from the faith of schismatics or heretics). It is declared that they could be granted the title of chorbishops with their own set of rights and priviliges.
Ch. Munier ed., Concilia Galliae a. 314-a. 506, Corpus Christianorum. Series Latina 148, Turnhoult 1963.
J. Gaudemet, Conciles gaulois du IVe siècle, Sources chrétiennes 241, Paris 1977


Travel and change of residence
Described by a title - Presbyter/πρεσβύτερος
Ecclesiastical administration - Participation in councils and ecclesiastical courts
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, ER434,