Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
ER 928
The Donatists claim that the Roman presbyters Miltiades, Marcellus and Sylvester, all future popes, betrayed during the persecution of AD 303. Account of Augustine, "On the Only Baptism", AD 410/411.
27. [...] Quid ergo iam opus est ut episcoporum Romanae ecclesiae, quos incredibilibus calumniis insectatus est, obiecta ab eo crimina diluamus? Marcellinus et presbyteri eius Miltiades, Marcellus et Siluester traditionis codicum diuinorum et turificationis ab eo crimine arguuntur. [...]
(ed. Petschenig 1910: 28)
27. [...] Why do we still have to refute the incredible false accusations brought by them against the bishops of the Roman Church? Marcellinus and his presbyters, Miltiades, Marcellus and Sylvester are accused by them of the crime of surrendering the holy books and sacrificing with incense. [...]
(trans. S. Adamiak)

Place of event:

  • Latin North Africa
  • Rome
  • Hippo Regius
  • Rome

About the source:

Author: Augustine of Hippo
Title: On the Only Baptism, De Unico Baptismo
Origin: Hippo Regius (Latin North Africa)
Denomination: Catholic/Nicene/Chalcedonian
In late 410 or early 411 Augustine responded to a Donatist pamphlet that claimed, simply but convincingly, that there was only one valid baptism, and that it was the Donatist one.
M. Petschenig ed., Sancti Aureli Augustini Liber de Unico Baptismo, Corpus Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum Latinorum 53, Vienna-Lepizig 1910, 1-34.


Further ecclesiastical career - Bishop
Functions within the Church - Urban presbyter
Described by a title - Presbyter/πρεσβύτερος
Disrespected by
Relation with - Secular authority
Please quote this record referring to its author, database name, number, and, if possible, stable URL: S. Adamiak, Presbyters in the Late Antique West, ER928,