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Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol I:
IGNATIUS: Chapter II.—I rejoice in your...

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Chapter II.—I rejoice in your messengers.

Since, then, I have had the privilege of seeing you, through Damas your most worthy bishop, and through your worthy presbyters Bassus and Apollonius, and through my fellow-servant the deacon Sotio, whose friendship may I ever enjoy, inasmuch as he is subject to the bishop as to the grace of God, and to the presbytery as to the law of Jesus Christ, [I now write 638 to you].

Since, then, I have had the privilege of seeing you, through Damas your most worthy 639 bishop, and through your worthy 640 presbyters Bassus and Apollonius, and through my fellow-servant the deacon Sotio, whose friendship may I ever enjoy, 641 inasmuch as he, by the grace of God, is subject to the bishop and presbytery, in the law of Jesus Christ, [I now write 642 to you].


Footnotes

59:638

The apodosis is here wanting in the original, but must evidently be supplied in some such way as above.

59:639

Literally, “worthy of God.”

59:640

Literally, “worthy of God.”

59:641

Literally, “whom may I enjoy.”

59:642

The apodosis is here wanting in the original, but must evidently be supplied in some such way as above.


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