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Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol I:
IGNATIUS: Chapter XII.—Salutations.

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Chapter XII.—Salutations.

The love of the brethren at Troas salutes you; whence also I write to p. 92 you by Burrhus, whom ye sent with me, together with the Ephesians, your brethren, and who has in all things refreshed me. And I would that all may imitate him, as being a pattern of a minister 1056 of God. Grace will reward him in all things. I salute your most worthy 1057 bishop, and your very venerable 1058 presbytery, and your deacons, my fellow-servants, and all of you individually, as well as generally, in the name of Jesus Christ, and in His flesh and blood, in His passion and resurrection, both corporeal and spiritual, in union with God and you. 1059 Grace, mercy, peace, and patience, be with you for evermore!

The love of your brethren at Troas salutes you; whence also I write to you by Burgus, whom ye sent with me, together with the Ephesians, your brethren, and who has in all things refreshed me. And I would that all may imitate him, as being a pattern of a minister of God. The grace of the Lord will reward him in all things. I salute your most worthy bishop Polycarp, and your venerable presbytery, and your Christ-bearing deacons, my fellow-servants, and all of you individually, as well as generally, in the name of Christ Jesus, and in His flesh and blood, in His passion and resurrection, both corporeal and spiritual, in union with God and you. Grace, mercy, peace, and patience, be with you in Christ for evermore!


Footnotes

92:1056

Or, “the ministry.”

92:1057

Literally, “worthy of God.”

92:1058

Literally, “most becoming of God.”

92:1059

Literally, “in the union of God and of you.”


Next: Chapter XIII.—Conclusion.

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