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The Life of Emperor Constantine

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by Eusebius of Caesarea

Eusebius of Caesarea or Eusebius Pamphili, c.263339?, Greek apologist and church historian was born in Palestine. He was bishop of Caesarea on the Sea, Palestine (314?339). In the controversy over Arianism, Eusebius favored the semi-Arian views of Eusebius of Nicomedia, and he once gave refuge to Arius. A simple baptismal creed submitted by Eusebius at the First Council of Nicaea (325) formed the basis of what became known as the Nicean Creed. His works include a universal history entitled the Chronicle, the Ecclesiastical History, and the apologetic works Praeparatio Evangelica and Demonstratio Evangelica.

* How he ordered the Erection of a Church at Jerusalem...
* That the Holy Sepulchre had been covered with Rubbish...
* The Materials of the Idol Temple...removed at a Distance.
* Discovery of the Most Holy Sepulchre.
* How he wrote concerning the Erection of a Church...
* Constantine's Letter to Macarius...
* That the Building should surpass all the Churches in the World...
* That he instructed the Governors concerning the Beautifying...
* How the Church of our Saviour...was built.
* Description of the Structure of the Holy Sepulchre.
* Description of the Atrium and Porticos.
* Description of the Walls, Roof, Decoration, and Gilding...
* The Double Porticos on Either Side, and of the Three Eastern Gates.
* Description of the Hemisphere, the Twelve Columns, and their Bowls.
* The Inner Court, the Arcades and Porches.
* Of the Number of his Offerings.

  

 

© Text prepared by John Abela ofm based on articles and research by Virgilio Corbo ofm, Michele Piccirillo ofm and Eugenio Alliata ofm
Hi-Res pictures prepared by Michael Olteanu - Other pictures prepared by John Abela ofm and Michael Olteanu
B&W pictures courtesy of SBF-Jerusalem Archives - A joint project betweeen the Franciscans and Christusrex

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