Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
ER 981
Felix, the Catholic bishop of Iziriana (North Africa) in AD 411, used to be a Donatist presbyter in the same place before. Account of the Acts of the Conference of Carthage, AD 411.
Session 1
133. [...] Et recitauit: "Felix episcopus plebis Izirianensis, coram uiro clarissimo tribuno et notario Marcellino, suprascripta mandaui et subscripsi Carthagini". Quo recitato, idem dixit: "Et diuerso est mihi Saturus". Et accedente Saturo episcopo, idem dixit: "Presbyter meus erat". [...]
(ed. Lancel 1972: 764)
Session 1
133. [...] [Marcellinus] read: "I, Felix, the bishop of the people of Iziriana, signed the aforementioned mandate before Marcellinus, vir clarissimus, tribune and notary, in Carthage." When it was read, he said: "There is Saturus against me." When Bishop Saturus approached, he said: "He was my presbyter." [...]
(trans. S. Adamiak)


On the first day of the Conference, the Donatists challenged the list of the signatures of the Catholic bishops on the document in which they had assigned their representatives. The roll call followed, in which the tribune Marcellinus, who presided, called the Catholic bishops one by one, and their Donatist counterparts were to identify them. Then the roll call proceeded in the opposite way, with the Donatist bishops identified by the Catholics.

Place of event:

  • Latin North Africa
  • Canopi

About the source:

Title: Acts of the Conference of Carthage, Gesta Collationis Carthaginiensis
Origin: Carthage (Latin North Africa)
Denomination: Catholic/Nicene/Chalcedonian, Donatist
The conference between the Catholics and the Donatists was held in Carthage on 1-8 June 411. Its goal was to arrive at unity between the rival Churches. The proceedings were minutely recorded, and the majority of the acts have been preserved to our days.
S. Lancel ed., Actes de la Conférence de Carthage en 411, tome II, Sources Chrétiennes 195, Paris 1972.


Religious grouping (other than Catholic/Nicene/Chalcedonian) - Donatist
Change of denomination
Further ecclesiastical career - Bishop
Described by a title - Presbyter/πρεσβύτερος
Relation with - Bishop/Monastic superior
Please quote this record referring to its author, database name, number, and, if possible, stable URL: S. Adamiak, Presbyters in the Late Antique West, ER981,