Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
ER 365
Presbyter Iosias of Rusicade arrives in Hippo. Augustine, bishop of Hippo, Letter 23*A, AD 419.
Letter 23*A
2. Uenit etiam modo quidam Iosias Rusiccadensis parrochiae presbyter qui nobis rettulit eo die quo inde profectus est illos occurrisse patricio iam propinquanti.
(ed. Divjak 1981: 122)
Letter 23*A
2. There has also arrived a certain Josias, a priest of the parish of Rusicade, who reported to us that on the day he departed from there they met a patrician who was now nearby.
(trans. Teske 2005: 320, slightly altered)


Rusicade was the port of Cirta in Numidia. It is not certain whether "Rusiccadensis parrochiae presbyter" means that Iosias was the parish priest of Rusicade or "parrochia" means diocese here.

Place of event:

  • Latin North Africa
  • Hippo Regius
  • Rusicade

About the source:

Author: Augustine of Hippo
Title: Letters, Epistulae
Origin: Hippo Regius (Latin North Africa)
Denomination: Catholic/Nicene/Chalcedonian
The letters of Augustine of Hippo cover a wide range of topics: Holy Scripture, dogma and liturgy, philosophy, religious practice and everyday life. They range from full-scale theological treatises to small notes asking someone for a favour. The preserved corpus includes 308 letters, 252 written by Augustine, 49 that others sent to him and seven exchanged between third parties. 29 letters have been discovered only in the 20th century and edited in 1981 by Johannes Divjak; they are distinguished by the asterisk (*) after their number.
The preserved letters of Augustine extend over the period from his stay at Cassiciacum in 386 to his death in Hippo in 430.
J. Divjak ed., Sancti Aureli Augustini Epistolae ex duobus codicibus nuper in lucem prolatae, Corpus Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum Latinorum 88, Vienna 1981.
 Saint Augustine, Letters 211–270, 1*–29*, trans. R. Teske, New York 2005.


Travel and change of residence
Functions within the Church - Parish presbyter
Described by a title - Presbyter/πρεσβύτερος
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