2 [At the Eucharist the alms and oblations were regarded in the light of Matt. v. 23, 24.]

3 Rev. ii. 5.

4 Isa. xxx. 15.

5 "They which lead thee."-E. V.

6 Isa. iii. 12.

7 [Thus Cyprian keeps in view "the whole Church," and adheres to his principle in letter xiii. p. 294, note I, supra.]

8 [Thus Cyprian keeps in view "the whole Church," and adheres to his principle in letter xiii. p. 294, note I, supra.]

9 Some read this, "dictione," preaching.

1 Oxford ed.: Ep, xxxv. A, D, 250.

1 Oxford ed.: Ep. xxxvi. A.D. 250.

2 "Papa" = pope. [ It may thus be noted what this word meant at Rome: nothing more than the fatherly address of' all bishops.]

3 The church at Rome recognises national churches as sisters. The" Roman Catholic" theory was not known, even under the Papacy, till the Trent Council, which destroyed "sister churches."]

4 Or, we may read in.

5 [On the principles we shall find laid down in Cyprian's Treatise on Unity. Also see vol. iv. p. 113.]

1 Oxford ed.: Ep. XXX. A.D. 250.

2 This letter was written, as were also the others of the Roman clergy, during the vacancy of the See, after the death of Fabian.

3 "Pope Cyprian."

4 [Note ta arxaia eqh, as in St. Paul, 1 Cor. xi. 16.]

5 Rom. i. 8.

6 [God grant this spirit to the modern Christians in Rome.]

7 No conception of Roman infallibility here.]

8 [A concession which illustrates the present awful degeneracy of this See.]

9 [1 Cor. x. 21, where tablesand altarsare used as synonymes.]

10 Sacramentum.

11 [See p. 304, note 8, supra.]

12 [The whole system of Roman casuistry, as it now exists in the authorizedpenitential forms of Liguori, is here condemned.]

13 [See Alphoesus de' Liguoriand the Papal Authorization, vol. i. p. xxii., ed. Paris, 1852.]

14 [All-important is this testimony of the Roman clergy to the Cyprianic idea of the Church synods. See this vol. supra, p. 283.]

15 [Note this principle, as a test of synodical decrees.]

16 [Probably a quotation from a "bidding prayer" in use at Rome in those times. Elucidation VI.]

17 In "sacramento," scil. "fidei; " perhaps in a way in harmony with their religious engagement and with ecclesiastical discipline.

18 Matt. xviii. 32.

19 Matt. x. 33 ; Luke xii. 9.

20 [Note this faithful statement of scriptural doctrine, and no hint of purgatory. ]

21 [All this illustrates the Treatise on Unity(infra), and proves the utter absence of anything peculiar in the See of Rome.]

22 [How different the language of the cardinal vicar, now, when he writes, sede vacante.]

23 [This eloquent and evangelical letter proves that much dross had been burned away by the fires of persecution since the episcopate of Callistus. It is refferred to, p. 309, note 4.]

1 Oxford ed.: Ep. xxxii. A.D. 250.

2 [Administering jurisdiction sede vacante.]

3 [Illustrating the Treatise on Unity.]

1 Oxford ed.: Ep. xxxviii. A.D. 25O.

2 [Note,again this principle of the Cyprianic freedom and evangelical discipline. Acts xv. 22; Matt. xviii. 17.]

3 Aurelius not being able to discharge the functions of hisoffice in public, because of the persecution, in the meantime read for Cyprian; which is said to be an augury or beginning of future peace.

4 [That is himself. Compare Phil. i, 26.]