Germanus - Germinius

Steven Avery

Under Tiberius in the 500s there is a Germanus .. this one

Germanus of Auxerre - you mention once at the Synod of Tournai
Eleutherius bishop of Tournai (456-531 AD)
• [Hefele : Synod of Tournai (520 AD)] Sec 234. Synods in Wales and at Tournay. We have very scanty information respecting two Synods [PAGE 124] which were held about this time in Wales, that part of Britain which had remained Christian, the one in the year 519, the other somewhat later. Occasion was given for the former by the Pelagian heresy. In order to suppress this in Wales, the bishops Germanus of Auxerre and Lupus of troyes ....
(Hefele, History of the Councils of the Church, vol 4, 1895, p. 123-125)

Germanus of Auxerre |
St. Patrick

The main Germanus at Nicea you always have as Germinius Bishop of Sermium .. you might want to get him in there once as Germanus which is frequently used in English writings

The Germanus Patriarch of Constantinople
you do not reference some call him only earthly, but Forster does have him as some others, I will plan on a page
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Steven Avery

This likely has its own page

[Labriolle] The most original of this group of anti-Arian writings is the”Altercatio Heracliani Laici cum Germinio Episcopo
Sirmiensi de fide Synodi Nicaenae et Arimensis Arianorum". It is dated the 6th of the Ides of January, 366. In it we must
see, not an imaginary dialogue but an authentic tilt between Heraclianus, a layman, representing the orthodoxy of Nicea,
and Germinius the Bishop of Sirmium 2 professing Arianism. Heraclianus who was thrown into prison with two other
confessors, vigorously kept up the dispute, which bore upon the divinity of the Holy Spirit as much as on that of the Son.
The arguments used are not those of dialectics : at a given moment at the Bishop's orders Heraclianus is boxed on the
ears by a reader and a deacon. Nevertheless Germinius refused to hand him over to the imperial justice as urged by the
shouts of the crowd. The whole setting of this colloquy has movement and life. It will be noticed that the profession of faith
pronounced in the course of the debate by Heraclianus is taken word for word from a passage of
Terullian's”Apologeticum”(Section XXI). Let me mention further among extant traces of anti-Arian literature a”Tractatus
contra Arianos", the fragments of which, included in a papyrus of the Vth century at Vienna (Cod. 2160, Theol.C 50a)
following after St Hilary's”De Trinitate", are not unworthy of our attention. This work seems to go back to the second half of
the IVth century. (Labriolle, The history and literature of Christianity, 2012, p. 257)

• [Humfress] Compare the transcript of an interrogation by Germinius, Arian bishop of Sirmium, on 13 Jan. 366, of
three”Catholics [Nicene Trinitarians]", Heraclianus, Firmianus, and Aurelianus, who had been arrested and brought before
the bishop, who himself was seated on an episcopal chair in publis, surrounded by clergy. During the interrogation the
crowd apparently demanded that the three”Catholics”be taken before the secular authorities to be executed as”disturbers
of the peace". (Humfress, Orthodoxy and the Courts, 2007, p. 252, fn 41)
• Germinius, born in Cyzicus,[1] was bishop of Sirmium, (today the town Sremska Mitrovica, in the territory of
Srem in Serbia)[2] and a supporter of Homoian theology, which is often labelled as a form of Arianism. Along with
Valens of Mursa and Ursacius of Singidunum he was responsible for drafting the theological statement known as
the Blasphemy of Sirmium in 357.[3][4] He also appears in the Altercatio Heracliani laici cum Germinio episcopo
Sirmiensi, which purports to be the minutes of a public disputation between Germinius and a Nicene layman
called Heraclianus in January 366.[5] He is believed to have died in 375 or 376. (Germinius of Sirmium.
Wikipedia. <>)

Debate of Heracliani (the layman) with Germinio Bishop of Sirmium (366 AD)