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Ignatius of Antioch, Theophorus: EPISTLE TO MAGNESIANS Complete

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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].


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

[639] Literally, "worthy of God."

[640] Literally, "worthy of God."

[641] Literally, "whom may I enjoy."

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

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