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L

of

Conftantinople

fell

out with his own Patriarch,

he either

put

him out,

or

favoured the prehemi–

nence of the Biiliop of

Rome

to

curb him

:

But

ufually his own Biihop being at his command, he

favoured ·his Intereft againfi the Roma-n : And

it

· being the

Law

of their Councils

called

(;enera1,

that the five Patriarchs

mufl:

be there, by them–

felves,or their Delegates,and the Emperors calling

the Councils (upon great occafion.s)

they called

them in fomeFEaftern City for the moll: part,

and the main Body of the Councils were the

Greek Biiliops, very few·of. the Weflern being

there, nor the Pope himfelfJ nor at

C.

P.

Con£;.

I.

fo

much as any Legate.

When the Patriarch

of

Alexandria,

who

was

·the third, fell

Out

with him of

Conftantinople,

he

would extol the Roman Preheminence to fireng–

then bimfelf: And when the Eaft had

Arian•per–

fecucing Emperors and Biiliops,

the Orthodox

would

fly

for countenance ·to the

·Orthodox

Em–

peror and Bifhop in the Weft :

But

ufually the

other four Patriarchs in Councils concurred, and

'

the Roman Clergy were a {mall

part

of their

Councils.

·

But thefe Councils doleful.ly difagreeing,

be–

came

·church tv1ilitant, and on pretence of agree–

ing, the Churches tore them all to pieces, and all

upon two occalions:

I.

\VHO

SHOULD ,

BE

GREATEST,

or pleafe the greareft for worldly

Interefi?

2.

WHO SHOULD PASS FOR

ORTHODOX, when after the

Arian

and

Mace–

donian

Herefies, much of the firife was about am–

biguous words: Till at Iafi the Divilion of the

Churches, the Degeneracy of the Clergy, the

~Jdnefs

ofEmperors, and the Rebellion of

Gene-

• ,..

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...

rals,