Apocrisarius

ANASTASIUS the Apocrisarius d. 666. Saint, papal apocrisarius at Constantinople, a disciple, with the monk and martyr St. Anastasius d. 24 ANASTASIUS the Sinaite July 662, of St. Maximus the Confessor d. 13 August 662. He was arrested at Rome with Maximus by order of Constantius II, who favored monothelitism, and taken to Constantinople. Anastasius was exiled first to Trebizond Trapezous and then to Mesembria 655 and then brought back to the capital 662 and condemned by a council; his right hand and tongue were cut off. He was then exiled to Thusum near Lazica in the Caucasus, where he died 11 September 666. Of him we possess 1 the account of Maximus’s trial at Constantinople Relatio motionis; 2 the account of Maximus’s debate with his opponents at Bizya and at Rhegium Acta in primo exilio; 3 a long letter to the presbyter Theodosius of Gangra, describing the sufferings of Maximus and his two disciples and adding evidence from the Fathers on the two wills in Christ; in it are eight texts attributed to Hippolytus, bishop of Porto once known only in the Latin translation of Anastasius the Librarian, this letter was published by R. Devreesse, AB 73 1955 10-16; 4 a diatribe defending Maximus against the Constantinopolitans Invectiva a quodam monacho pro s. Maximo; 5 a letter to the Ascalonite monks, only partially published incipit and two fragments, explaining the philosophical terms that recur in Christology. Also proposed, among others, as author of the Doctrina Patrum de Incarnatione Verbi published by F. Diekamp, M¼nster i. W. 1907 CPG III, 7781. CPG III, 7733-7740; PG 90, 109-129, 136-172, 173-194, 201-205; PG 89, 1191; Bardenhewer V, 35-36; DHGE II, 1462; EC I, 1150- 1151; LTK 1, 491; Beck 442; Altaner 561; Patrologia V, 129-131; M. Simonetti, Un falso Ippolito nella polemica monotelita: VetChr 24 1987 113-146.Liturgical Press: Essential Resources for a Worshiping World travelquaz

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