Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
ER 919
The Donatist Presbyter Peregrinus together with the elders of the Churches of Mustis and Assuras fill in the official complaint against the Maximianist Bishop Felicianus, Carthage, AD 395. Augustine, "Against Cresconius", Book 3, ca AD 406.
Book 3
62. [...]  Post consulatum dominorum nostrorum Arcadii ter et Honorii iterum Augustorum VI Nonas Mart Carthagine in secretario praetorii Titianus dixit: Peregrinus presbyter et seniores ecclesiae Mustitanae et Adsuritanae regionis tale desiderium prosequuntur:. [...]
There follow the  accusations against Felicianus.
(ed. Petschenig 1909: 467)
Book 3
62. [...] After the consulate of our lords, Arcadius, for the third time, and Honorius, for the second time, on the sixth day before the Nones of March, in Carthage, in the office of praetorium, Titianus said: "The presbyter Peregrinus and the elders of the Churches of the regions of Mustis and Assuras come with such proposition:"
There follow  the  accusations against Felicianus.
(trans. S. Adamiak)


After AD 391 the new Donatist Bishop of Carthage, Primianus was opposed by many clerics, among them Maximianus, who was ordained a new bishop. The Donatist  Council of Bagai (AD 394) took the side of Primanus, and excommunicated Maximianus and his followers, among them Felicianus, the Donatist Bishop of Mustis. The supporters of Primianus resorted also to civil courts, as shown here.

Place of event:

  • Latin North Africa
  • Mustis
  • Carthage

About the source:

Author: Augustine of Hippo
Title: Against Cresconius, Contra Cresconium
Origin: Hippo Regius (Latin North Africa)
Denomination: Catholic/Nicene/Chalcedonian
Cresconius was a Donatist layman, described as a grammarian. He wrote a long letter addressed to Augustine, in which he defended the Donatist positions. Augustine responded with a treatise in four books, written certainly after February 405 (the emission of the anti-Donatist laws by Honorius), probably about a year later, but certainly before the conference of Carthage in AD 411.
M. Petschening ed., Contra Cresconium grammaticum et Donatistam libri IIII, Corpus Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum Latinorum 52, Vienna-Leipzig 1909, 325-582.


Religious grouping (other than Catholic/Nicene/Chalcedonian) - Donatist
Described by a title - Presbyter/πρεσβύτερος
Public law - Secular
Relation with - Secular authority
Relation with - Townsman
Relation with - Heretic/Schismatic
Please quote this record referring to its author, database name, number, and, if possible, stable URL: S. Adamiak, Presbyters in the Late Antique West, ER919,