|G. Bruno standing in for Caesarius|
There's a lot more written about Eudoxius than about Caesarius. The latter was apparently a cad of some kind -- one source says much of his life was "dissolute and sinful" while another demurely describes it as "less than exemplary." He gets credit, however, for hanging tough on faith during the persecution of Galerius Maximian.
|Without a picture of Eudoxius, the Hagia Sophia must do.|
In his inaugural homily, Eudoxius opened by saying "The Father is asebes (impious) because he honors nobody, but the Son is eusebes (pious) because he honors the Father." Pandemonium broke loose in the Hagia Sophia, but you can bet he never had trouble drawing a crowd.
I'm not big on the condemnation of the Arians. They were no better than the orthodox, but I don't see that they were worse, either. I tend to think Jesus would have lost patience when Church leaders argued about the nature of the Trinity. Eudoxius may not merit a spot in the Canon, but I'm happy to let him draft in his Dad's wake.