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Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol I:
IGNATIUS: Epistle to the Smyrnæans: Shorter and...

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p. 86

The Epistle of Ignatius to the Smyrnæans Shorter and Longer Versions.

Ignatius, who is also called Theophorus, to the Church of God the Father, and of the beloved Jesus Christ, which has through mercy obtained every kind of gift, which is filled with faith and love, and is deficient in no gift, most worthy of God, and adorned with holiness: 973 the Church which is at Smyrna, in Asia, wishes abundance of happiness, through the immaculate Spirit and word of God.

Ignatius, who is also called Theophorus, to the Church of God the most high Father, and His beloved Son Jesus Christ, which has through mercy obtained every kind of gift, which is filled with faith and love, and is deficient in no gift, most worthy of God, and adorned with holiness: 974 the Church which is at Smyrna, in Asia, wishes abundance of happiness, through the immaculate Spirit and word of God.

 

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Chapter II.—Christ’s true passion.
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Chapter IV.—Beware of these...
Chapter V.—Their dangerous errors.
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Chapter VII.—Let us stand aloof from...
Chapter VIII.—Let nothing be done...
Chapter IX.—Honour the bishop.
Chapter X.—Acknowledgment of their...
Chapter XI.—Request to them to send...
Chapter XII.—Salutations.
Chapter XIII.—Conclusion.


Footnotes

86:973

Literally, “holy-bearing.”

86:974

Literally, “holy-bearing.”


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