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A. D. 231. 19, Calphurnius Order'd pfalms and mattins to be fung in churches, to drive away the evil spirits that troubled poor people in their graves.
236. 20. Wrote a legend.
Order'd that chrifin used in the Lord's fupper should be renewed once a year, and the old burned.
251.22. Schifm fecond, Cornelius, Novatianus.
Cornelius was certainly a true fucceffor: for with exorcifms and holy water, he drove all the rats out of a church near Ravenna.
253. 23. Lucius
Ordained that heretics fhould not be rebaptized.
255 24. Stephanus
Ordained that heretics fhould be rebaptized.
257 25. Sixtus II. Invented copes, and other vestments. 260. 26. Dionyfius
Allotted to every minifter his own church,
parish and salary.
271. 27. Felix
Ordered maffes to be fung in churches for the dead martyrs.
A. D. 275. 28. Eutychianus Ordered all fruits, and efpecially beans and grapes, to be confecrated upon the altar; he likewife would have martyrs buried in purple. 283. 29. Caius
Like an honest pope, ordered that no layman fhould commence a fuit against a clergy
296. 30. Marcellinus Sacrificed to Hercules, Jupiter and Saturn, in the temple of Vesta.
Divided Rome into twenty parishes; was groom of the ftables to Maxentius, in which office he dy'd.
309. 32. Eufebius
Ordered that no bishop should be fued.
311. 33. Miltiades
Ordained that no fafts fhould be kept on Thursday or Sunday.
314. 34. Silvefter.
Under his adminiftration, and by his approbation, Anthony the hermit fet up the monaftic courfe of life. He was the first pope that wore a crown of gold.
335 35. Marcus
Ordered that the Nicene creed fhould be fung in churches.
A. D. 337. 36. Julius I. Cenfured the Eastern bishops for calling a council at Antioch, without his leave; order'd that no clergyman should plead before a lay judge, or be sentenced by him. He was the firft that confirmed the Athanafian creed. 355. 37. Schifm third. Liberius, Felix I. Liberius was by the church esteemed as the true pope: tho' he condemned the Athanafian creed, which his infallible predeceffor had confirmed.
361. 38. Felix II.
Inftituted plumb-porridge at Christmas. He ran with the Arians, but held with the Athanafians.
366. 39. Schifm fourth. Damafus, Urfin.
Damafus was an adulterer, but Urfin was an heretic. So that the former muft by Dr. Snape and me be allowed the best successor: for herefy in an infallible chair is infinitely worfe than adultery.
385. 40. Siricius
Ordered that whofoever fhould marry a widow, or a fecond wife, fhould lofe his benefice.
398. 41. Anaftafius
Granted a pardon from fin for five hundred days to any, that should say a prayer of his compofing, and beginning Jefu Chrifti, &c.
A. D. 402. 42. Innocent I. Ordered a fait in the church every Sa
416. 43. Zozinus
Ordained the bleffing of wax-tapers upon Eafter-eve; and confirmed the decrees of the council of Carthage, or in other words the Pelagian berefy.
419. Schifm fifth. 44. Boniface, Eulalius. Boniface was the true vicegerent, for he or dered that no Roman should touch the confecrated pall or incenfe, and also that no fervant or debtor should be admitted amongst the clergy
423. 45. Celestine I. Was an excellent fidler.
432. 46. Sixtus III.
Got a nun with child.
446. 47. Leo I.
Invented proceffions on faints days, and ornaments for their tombs.
461. 48. Hilarius
Built almost fifty new churches, and invented the litany.
467. 49. Simplicius
Found, by his followers means, the bones of Elisha, the body of St. Barnabas, and the gofpel of St. Matthew, written in his own
hand. He also decreed that no clergyman should hold a benefice of a layman. 50. Felix III.
A. D. 483.
Ordained that churches fhould only be confecrated by bishops.
492. 51 Gelafius I. Excommunicated the emperor Anaftafius, and anathematized the king of the Vandals. He regulated the canon of fcripture to his own fancy, declaring it herefy for laymen to judge of it.
496. 52. Anaftafius II.
Excommunicated the emperor Anaftafius for being an Eutychian, when he himself (for being one) was afterwards forfaken by his whole clergy. He died by voiding his bowels in a privy-house.
498. 53. Schism fixth. Symmachus, Lawrence, Peter 11.
Symmachus, by the affiftance of a hundred and twenty bishops with their clergy, in arms, got the day from his other two rivals. 514. 54. Hermifda
Left behind him many natural children. 523. 55. John I.
Was a hearty friend to the Arians.
526. 56. Felix IV.
Invented extreme unction, and for the benefit of the clergy, divided the chancel from the church.