326 Constantine Banned Servitude to Jewish Masters

Submitted by RWMaster on Sun, 12/04/2016 - 09:54

""(1) [Constantine] also passed a law to the effect that no Christian should remain in servitude to a Jewish master, on the ground that it could not be right that those whom the Saviour had ransomed should be subjected to the yoke of slavery by a people who had slain the prophets and the Lord himself. If any were found hereafter in these circumstances, the slave was to be set at liberty, and the master punished by a fine.

412 Closure of Novatian Churches and Looting of Jewish Sites

Submitted by RWMaster on Sun, 12/04/2016 - 07:38

"[St]. Cyril, Theophilus' nephew and "an impetuous, self-promoting radical who believed in backing up the power of the Word with the power of the mob," succeeded Theophilus as patriarch of Alexandria. He was not elected to the position. His supporters won it for him after three days of street fighting with the supporters of Archdeacon Timothy, who was backed by the church hierarchy and the military.