The Writings of Peter of Alexandria
The Writings of Peter of Alexandria
Peter, Bishop of Alexandria

Translated by the Rev. James B. H. Hawkins, M.A.
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Peter, Bishop of Alexandria. [Translated by the Rev. James B. H. Hawkins, M.A.]

Introductory Notice to Peter, Bishop of Alexandria.

The Genuine Acts of Peter.

The Canonical Epistle,

Canon I. But since the fourth passover of the persecution has arrived…

Canon II. But in the case of those who, after that they were thrown into prison…

Canon III. But as for those who have suffered none of these things…

Canon IV. To those who are altogether reprobate, and unrepentant, who possess the Ethiopian's unchanging skin…

Canon V. But upon those who have used dissimulation like David…

Canon VI. In the case of those who have sent Christian slaves to offer sacrifice for them…

Canon VII. But the freemen shall be tried by penance for three years…

Canon VIII. But to those who have been delivered up, and have fallen…

Canon IX. With those also who, as it were from sleep…

Canon X. Whence it is not right either that those of the clergy who have deserted of…

Canon XI. For those who first, when the persecution waxed warm…

Canon XII. Against those who have given money that they might be entirely undisturbed by evil…

Canon XIII. Hence neither is it lawful to accuse those who have left all…

Canon XIV. But if any have endured much violence and the strong pressure of necessity…

Canon XV. No one shall find fault with us for observing the fourth day of the week…

Note by the American Editor.

Fragments from the Writings of Peter.

Fragment I.--Letter to the Church at Alexandria.

Fragment II.--On the Godhead.

Fragment III.--On the Advent of Our Saviour.

Fragment IV.--On the Sojourning of Christ with Us.

Fragment V.--That Up to the Time of the Destruction of Jerusalem, the Jews Rightly Appointed the Fourteenth Day of the First Lunar Month.

Fragment VI.--Of the Soul and Body.

Fragment VII.--Fragment.

Fragment VIII.--On St. Matthew.

Fragment IX.--From a Sermon.

Elucidations.




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