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The Works of Dionysius the Areopagite, tr. by John Parker, [1897], at

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Athens. a.d.

Hierotheus 52 Dionysius the Areopagite 58 Narcissus 67 Publius 118-124 Quadratus, who presented Apology to Hadrian 126


1. Eugenius 69-121 2. Melantius   3. Pelagius   4. Patrummus   5. Eusebius   6. Quintus   7. Vincentius Eugenius Marcellus was consecrated at Arles by Dionysius the Areopagite 68-69 The list at Toledo is as complete as the list at Milan.

Paris. a.d.

Dionysius the Areopagite 70-119 Mallo   Martianus   Victor   Maurianus   Martinus  


St. Trophimus c. 46 Dionysius the Areopagite 68–70 St. Regulus   St. Felix 140 Gratius 160 Ambrosius   Anastinus   Ingenuus   Augustinus   Hieronymus   Savitius   Martianus 282   St. Marin 314


1. Anotolone, G. 51–64 2. Cajo, R. 283 64–85 3. Castrinziano, M. 97–137 4. Calivero, G. 138–190 5. St. Mona, M. 192–250 6. St. Materno, M. 252–304 7. St. Mirocle, M. 304–325 136 Bishops to 1898, St. Ambrose, 11th Bishop, 374–397 p. 164

Metropolitans of London, from King Lucius to Pagan expulsion, 586, from list of Jocelyn, 12th century, to be found in Stow, Ussher, Godwin, and Fasti of Le Neve.

1.   Theonus, in time of King Lucius (186–193 A.D.). He built the church of St. Peter, Cornhill.

2.   Elvanus, messenger from Lucius to Eleutherus, Bishop of Rome, by whom he was consecrated.

3.   Cadwr, or Cadoc. Name occurs at Caerleon.

4.   Obinus. See Ussher, Antiq., p. 67. No date.

5.   Conan. No date.

6.   Palladius. "Bishop of Britain."

7.   Stephanus. No date.

8.   Iltutus, Abbot of the School of Llandaff.

9.   Theodwin, or Dedwin. No date.

10. Theodred. No date.

11. Hilarius.

12. Restitutus, who attended Council of Arles, A.D. 314.

13. Guitelinus. Mentioned by Geoffrey of Monmouth, Hist.VI. cc. 2–6.

14. Vodinus. Put to death, 453.

15. Theonus 2nd. Translated from Gloucester, 542; fled to Wales, 586. To these may be added

16. Fastidius, Bishop of Britain, A.D. 431.

Metropolitans of York, from Godwin, Bishop of Llandaff, 1601.

1.   Sampson, appointed by King Lucius.

2.   Taurinus, Bishop of Evreux, "Ebroicensis."

3.   Eborius, at Arles, A.D. 314.

4.   Sampson, or Saxo, expelled by Saxons, and transferred his pall to Dol in Brittany; consecrated, 490. Geoffrey, Hist. VIII. 12, IX. 8.

5.   Pirah, appointed by King Arthur, A.D. 522, in place of Sampson, A.D. 522. Ibid. IX. 8.

6.   Thadiacus fled to Wales, A.D. 586. Geoff. Hist. XI. 10. p. 165

There was also Faganus, a messenger to Eleutherus from King Lucius. Perhaps it was he who founded the See of Congresbury, not far from what is now Wells, which lasted till 721.

Isle of Man.

Amphibalus was Bishop of Man before a.d. 447, in which year St. Patrick consecrated Germanus to Man.


St. Ninian, Bishop of Whithern (subsequently in the Province of York), was consecrated by Pope Siricius, a.d. 394; retired to Ireland, 420; died, 432.

Province of Caerleon.

1.   Dyfan (Missionaries of Eleutherus).

2.   Ffagan

3.   Elldyrn.

4.   Edyfield. Adelfius at Aries in 314. He is claimed also by Colchester and Lincoln.

5.   Cadwr.

6.   Cynan.

7.   Ilan.

8.   Llewyr.

9.   Cyhelyn.

10. Guitelin.

11. Tremorinus, died about 490, and was succeeded by Dubritius of Llandaff, after which the Primacy seems to have wavered between Llandaff and Menevia. Geoff. Hist. VIII. 10.

Dubritius consecrated in 449 (Benedict of Gloster); in 490 (Geoffrey), Bishop of Llandaff, and became Metropolitan on the death of Tremorinus, as stated' above, but his seat remained at Llandaff. p. 166

St. David, 1st Bishop of Menevia, was consecrated at Jerusalem, with two companions 284 , a.d. 519, and succeeded as Metropolitan on the death of Dubritius, but his seat remained at St. David's.

After him came Teilo, consecrated at the same time as St. David, at Jerusalem, A.D. 519, to Llandaff. He succeeded to the Metropolitan's office on St. David's death, retaining Llandaff, and consecrating Ismael to St. David's as a Suffragan Bishop.

Simon the Cananite, afterwards Bishop of Jerusalem, having preached the Gospel in Britain ("Apostolic Constitutions," Lagarde, p. 284); as also Aristobulus, ordained by St. Paul "Bishop for Britain" (Migne, ser. Graeca, tome III.); there must have been many Bishops in Britain before King Lucius was able to supersede the Druid by the Christian organisation. "Within ten years after the arrival of Joseph of Arimathea, the first-fruit of Britain was sent to Rome, for instruction and consecration. He founded a Church in Beatenberg, Switzerland.

For Bishops in France, see Gallia Christiana.

For Bishops in Britain, see Archbishop Parker, Alford, "St. Paul in Britain," Wakeman.

For lists given, my thanks are due to the Archbishops of Athens and York, Canon Bernard, and the Rev. Bainbridge Smith, author of "English Orders, whence obtained."


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163:282 A.D. 254 Cyprian wrote to Pope Stephen urging him to depose Marcion, 15th or 18th Bishop from St. Trophimus. See "Monuments inédits" de M. Faillon, t. II. p. 375, and Darras, p. 14.

163:283 Gaius Oppius was the Centurion of the Crucifixion, and father of Agothoppius, mentioned by Ignatius.

166:284 These two were Teilo, consecrated to Llandaff, and Patern, consecrated to Llanbadarn.

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