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Nicene and Ante-Nicene Fathers, Ser. II, Vol. VIII:
The Letters.: To Antiochus.

Early Church Fathers  Index     

Letter CXLVI. 2481

To Antiochus2482

I cannot accuse you of carelessness and inattention, because, when an opportunity of writing occurred, you said nothing.  For I count the greeting which you have sent me in your own honoured hand worth many letters.  In return I salute you, and beg you earnestly to give heed to the salvation of your soul, disciplining all the lusts of the flesh by reason, and ever keeping the thought of God built up in your soul, as in a very holy temple.  In every deed and every word hold before your eyes the judgment of Christ, so that every individual action, being referred to that exact and awful examination may bring you glory in the day of retribution, when you win praise from all creation.  If that great man 2483 should be able to pay me a visit, it would be a pleasure to me to see you here with him.


Footnotes

206:2481

Placed in 373.

206:2482

Nephew of Eusebius, who had written a salutation in his uncle’s letter.  cf. Letter clxviii.

206:2483

i.e. his uncle Eusebius.


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