Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
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Nicetius is ordained presbyter in Chalon (Gaul) by Agricola, bishop of Chalon, ca 543. Account of Aetherius of Lyon, "Life of Bishop Nicetius of Lyon", Lyon (Gaul), ca 586/602.
Quem vir beatissimus Agricola Cavilonensis urbis episcopus ad presbiterii provexit offitium.
(ed. Krusch 1896: 521)
The most holy man Agricola, bishop of the city of Chalon, raised him [Nicetius] to the office of presbyter.
(trans. J. Szafranowski)


Compare with the account provided by Gregory of Tours in his Life of the Fathers 8.2 ([58]).

Place of event:

  • Gaul
  • Chalon

About the source:

Author: Aetherius of Lyon
Title: Life of Bishop Nicetius of Lyon, Vita Nicetii Episcopi Lugdunensis
Origin: Lyon (Gaul)
Denomination: Catholic/Nicene/Chalcedonian
The Life was written by Aetherius, bishop of Lyon (586/9-602), as is explicitly stated in the text (ch.17). Aetherius promoted the cult of Nicetius, one of his predecessors, in Lyon. As stated in the Life (ch.17), he considered his own promotion to the bishop`s see as the miraculous intervention of Nicetius. The Life was edited by Bruno Krusch in the Monumenta Germaniae Historica on the basis of one 10th-century manuscript and a transcript of a second, now lost manuscript of unknown dating (Krusch 1896: 521).
B. Krusch ed., Vita Nicetii Episcopi Lugdunensis, Monumenta Germaniae Historica, Scriptores rerum Merovingiciarum 3, Hannover 1896, 518-524.


Described by a title - Presbyter/πρεσβύτερος
Act of ordination
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, ER59,