Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
ER 569
Pope Innocent I (401-417) writes to Bishops Aurelius of Carthage and Augustine of Hippo about the return of the presbyter Germanus to Africa. (Letter 184 in Augustine`s correspondence)
Letter 184
Innocentius Aurelio et Augustino episcopis.  
Acceptissimi mihi Germani conpresbyteri illo recursus uacuus officio nostro esse non debuit. Per caros enim salutare carissimos naturale quodam modo nobis uidetur et consequens. [...]
(ed. Goldbacher 1904: 731)
Letter 184
Innocent greets Bishops Aurelius and Alypius.
The return to you of Germanus, my fellow presbyter, who is most dear to me, ought not to lack a proof of our esteem. For it seems to us somehow natural and reasonable to greet very dear friends through dear friends.
(trans. R. Teske, slightly altered)


The letter is the Letter 10 among the letters of Innocent I (ed. Coustant, Patrologia Latina 20, 512).

Place of event:

  • Latin North Africa
  • Rome
  • Hippo Regius
  • Carthage
  • Rome

About the source:

Author: Innocent I
Title: Letters, Epistulae
Origin: Rome (Rome), Rome (Rome)
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 3, Ep. 124-184A, Corpus Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum Latinorum 44, Vienna-Leipzig 1904.
Saint Augustine, Letters 156-210, trans. R. Teske, New York 2004.


Travel and change of residence
Relation with - Bishop/Monastic superior
Described by a title - Conpresbyter
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