The Council of Neocæsarea.

 The Council of Neocæsarea.

 Historical Note.

 The Canons of the Holy and Blessed Fathers Who…

 (Annotations by Routh, and reprint of the Notes of Christopher Justellus and of Bp. Beveridge will be found in Vol. iv. of the Reliquiæ Sacræ .)

 Canon II.

 Canon III.

 Canon IV.

 Canon V.

 Canon VI.

 Canon VII.

 Canon VIII.

 Canon IX.

 Canon X.

 Canon XI.

 Canon XII.

 Canon XIII.

 Canon XIV.

 Canon XV.

Canon X.

Likewise, if a deacon have fallen into the same sin, let him have the rank of a minister.


Ancient Epitome of Canon X.

A deacon found in the same crime shall remain a minister (ὑπηρέτης).


By ministers (ὑπήρεται) are meant inferior officers of the Church—the so-called minor orders, often including the subdeacons.

This canon is in the Corpus Juris Canonici, Gratian’s Decretum, Pars II., Causa xv., Quæst. viii., united with canon ix., and in the following curious form: “Similiter et diaconus, si in eodem culpæ genere fuerit involutus, sese a ministerio cohibebit.”