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Nestorius, who gave his name to the Nestorian heresy, was born at Germanicia, in Syria Euphoratensis (date unknown); died in the Thebaid, Egypt, c. He was living as a priest and monk in the monastery of Euprepius near the walls, when he was chosen by the Emperor Theodosius II to be Patriarch of Constantinople in succession to Sisinnius.He had a high reputation for eloquence, and the popularity of St.As stated above, the "Bazaar" has newly been published (Paris, 1910) in the Syriac translation in which alone it survives.The rest of the fragments of Nestorius have been most minutely examined, pieced together and edited by Loofs.The first to raise his voice against it was Eusebius, a layman, afterwards Bishop of Dorylaeum and the accuser of Eutyches.Two priests of the city, Philip and Proclus, who had both been unsuccessful candidates for the patriarchate, preached against Nestorius.He had refused to recognize the jurisdiction of this incomplete number, and had consequently refused to appear or put in any defence.He was not thrust out of his see by a change of mind on the part of the feeble emperor.
Proclus (who was to succeed later in his candidature) preached a flowery, but perfectly orthodox, sermon, yet extant, to which Nestorius replied in an extempore discourse, which we also possess. Nestorius had arranged with the emperor in the summer of 430 for the assembling of a council.
An edict of Theodosius II, 30 July, 435, condemned his writings to be burnt.
A few years later Nestorius was dragged from his retirement and banished to the Oasis.
Chrysostom's memory among the people of the imperial city may have influenced the Emperor's choice of another priest from Antioch to be court bishop.
He was consecrated in April, 428, and seems to have made an excellent impression.
The recent discovery of a Syriac version of the (lost) Greek apology for Nestorius by himself has awakened new interest in the question of his personal orthodoxy.