Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
ER 504
Jerome, presbyter in Bethlehem (Palestine), sends a letter to Augustine, bishop of Hippo Regius (North Africa)via the Presbyter Innocent. AD 419 (Letter 202 in Augustine`s correspondence).
Letter 202
1. Sanctus Innocentius presbyter, qui huius sermonis est portitor, anno praeterito quasi nequaquam Africam reuersurus mea ad dignationem uestram scripta non sumpsit. [...]
(ed. Goldbacher 1911: 299)
Letter 202
1. The holy presbyter Innocent, the bearer of this letter, did not take with him my letter to Your Reverence last year, on the grounds he was not going to return to Africa.
(trans. R. Teske, slightly altered)


The letter is also preserved as Letter 143 of Jerome.

Place of event:

  • Latin North Africa
  • East
  • Carthage
  • Bethlehem

About the source:

Author: Augustine of Hippo
Title: Letters, Epistulae
Origin: Bethlehem (East)
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.
A. Goldbacher ed., S. Augustini Hipponiensis Episcopi Epistulae, Pars 4, Ep. 185-270, Corpus Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum Latinorum 57, Vienna-Leipzig 1911.
Saint Augustine, Letters 156-210, trans. R. Teske, New York 2004.


Travel and change of residence
Described by a title - Presbyter/πρεσβύτερος
Ecclesiastical administration - Ecclesiastical envoy
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