Of Lucifer and Eusebius.
About the same time Lucifer and Eusebius [472] were by an imperial order, recalled from banishment out of the Upper Thebaïs; the former being bishop of Carala, a city of Sardinia, the latter of Vercellæ, a city of the Ligurians in Italy, as I have said [473] previously. These two prelates therefore consulted together on the most effectual means of preventing the neglected canons [474] and discipline of the church from being in future violated and despised.


[472] Theodoret, H. E. III, 4, mentions Hilarius, Astenius, and some other bishops who were at this time recalled from exile by Julian's edict, and joined Lucifer and Eusebius in these deliberations about restoring the authority of the canons and correcting abuses in the church.

[473] Cf. II. 36.

[474] More especially the canons of the Council of Nicæa.

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