According to Canon 95 of the Quinisext Ecumenical Council, Arians, Macedonians, Novatians
(Cathari), Aristeri, Tetradites, and Apollinarians ought to be received on their presentation of certificates of faith and on their anathematizing every heresy by the anointing of the holy chrism, as opposed to Paulianists, Eunomeans, Montanists, and Sabellians, who ought to be rebaptized, while Manichoeans, Valentinians, Marcionites, Nestorians, Eutychians, Dioscorus, Severus, and all of similar heresies ought to give certificates of faith and anathematize each his own heresy in order to participate in the eucharist.
Theodoret reported several sources that required chrismation of Novatians
At any rate, it is commonly accepted that Jews and Judaistic sects of Sabbatians and Novatians
felt significant aversion for the cult of relics and veneration of created things.
155) Constantine berates the Novatians
, Valentinians, Cataphrygians, and the rest: You gather, he writes, "not only in public but also in houses of individuals or any private places" to pursue "superstitious folly.
Ward, to whom he wrote in 1867 that "you are making a Church within a Church, as the Novatians
of the old did within the Catholic pale, and as, outside the Catholic pale, the Evangelicals of the Establishment.
In the Essay on Development Newman marveled at the Catholic Church's ability to borrow the good from pagan Gnostics and Platonists, heretical Montanists, Novatians
, and Manichees and still remain pure.
The Sabbatians were an early Byzantine Christian sect that originally separated from the Novatians
during the late fourth century, primarily over the date of Easter, which the Sabbatians observed on the Jewish Pascha.
Splinter groups had their own variations in teaching and ritual -- the Judaeo-Christians, Novatians
, Paulianists and many more.
are characterized as `rigorists', one would guess from what Pacian says, that Catholics were actually tougher on crime than the sectarians.
2) in which Constantine exempts Novatians
from its restrictions: Theodosiani libri XVI cum constitutionibus Sirmondianis, ed.
Mark's so busy expelling Novatians
and Jews from the city, was party-political, rather than religious.
It is interesting, for instance, to see how the schism of the Church at Antioch under Meletius and Paulinus was solved or how the First Council of Nicea invited the Novatians
to be reunited to their local catholic Church.