Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
ER 603
Augustine, bishop of Hippo (North Africa), writes to Jerome, presbyter at Bethlehem, mentioning the presbyters Orosius and Innocent. Letter 19*, AD 416.
Letter 19*
Domino merito in Christi uisceribus honorando sancto fratri et compresbytero Hieronymo Augustinus
in domino salutem.
1. Accepi per filium nostrum, ciuem meum, diaconum Palatinum litteras sanctitatis tuae simul cum alia epistola quam per sanctum episcopum Lazarum dignatus es mittere. Iam uero acceperam et prius per filium nostrum presbyterum Orosium, ex quo plura cognoui, et ante paucos dies alias litteras tuas per Innocentium presbyterum missas.
(ed. Divjak 1981: 91)
Letter 19*
To Jerome, his lord, who is rightly honorable in the heart of Christ, his holy brother and fellow presbyter, Augustine sends greetings in the Lord.
1. By means of our son, my fellow citizen, the deacon Palatinus, I received the letter of Your Holiness along with another letter that you kindly sent by means of the holy bishop Lazarus. But I had already received news of you, both earlier from our son, the presbyter Orosius, from whom I learned many things, and a few days ago from another letter of yours sent by means of the presbyter Innocent.
(trans. R. Teske, slightly altered)

Place of event:

  • Latin North Africa
  • East
  • Carthage
  • Bethlehem

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.
J. Divjak ed., Saint Augustin. Lettres 1*-29*, Bibliothèque Augustinienne 46B. Paris 1987.
Saint Augustine, Letters 211–270, 1*–29*, trans. R. Teske. New York 2005.


Travel and change of residence
Described by a title - Presbyter/πρεσβύτερος
Ecclesiastical administration - Ecclesiastical envoy
Relation with - Bishop/Monastic superior
Described by a title - Conpresbyter
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