Monday Feb 25, 2019

35. Sylvester I

We have reached the papacy of the Council of Nicaea! But come back for that next week., because we're going to spend as much time on it this week as Sylvester did. In this episode, we will discuss his papacy, unpack legends, talk about a dragon, and yell at him to "go!"

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This is just my pet hypothesis without anything to back it but... Like you mentioned Constantine wasn't technically baptized a Christian until his deathbed. If Pope Sylvester leaves Rome for a council a technically heathen Emperor calls he's setting a precedent that any Emperor can command ultimate authority over the faithful in the future. That's my thought on why he sent legates instead of himself.

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