Julius, Athanasius, Sozomen and Leo: Four Early Witnesses to the Papacy

Julius, Athanasius, Sozomen and Leo: Four Early Witnesses to the Papacy

Michael Lofton goes over Pope Julius, St. Athanasius of Alexandria, the ecclesiastical historian Sozomen and Pope Leo the Great on the papal claims.

Timestamps
00:00 Introduction
2:25 Joachim Salaverri on the papacy in the first Millennium.
4:25 Pope Julius on the papal claims and the necessity of Rome’s approval.
9:33 Sozomen on Rome’s power to annul all other decisions
13:48 Is every bishop a successor of St. Peter?
15:30 Pope Leo the Great’s sermon 3 on the papal claims
22:18 Athanasius on the judgment of Rome on Arianism being definitive and universal

Documents Quoted
Julius to the Eusebians at Antioch: https://biblehub.com/library/athanasius/select_works_and_letters_or_athanasius/chapter_ii_letter_of_julius_to.htm

Sozomen Ecclesiastical History: https://www.newadvent.org/fathers/26023.htm

Pope Leo the Great Sermon 3: https://www.newadvent.org/fathers/360303.htm

Athanasius in Giles Documents Illustrating Papal Authority: https://archive.org/details/DocumentsIllustratingPapalAuthorityAd96-454Giles



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