Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
ER 645
Augustine, bishop of Hippo Regius (North Africa) receives letters from the presbyter Jerome in Bethlehem via the presbyter Firmus (among others). Letter 82, AD 404/405.
Letter 82
Domino dilectissimo et in Christi uisceribus honorando sancto fratri et conpresbytero Hieronymo Augustinus in Domino salutem.
1. Iam pridem tuae caritati prolixam epistulam misi respondens illi tuae, quam per sanctum filium tuum Asterium nunc iam non solum fratrem uerum etiam collegam meum misisse te recolis. Quae utrum in manus tuas peruenire meruerit, adhuc nescio, nisi quod per fratrem sincerissimum Firmum scribis [...].
36. Satis me, immo fortasse plus quam satis tribus epistulis tuis respondisse arbitror, quarum duas per Cyprianum accepi,
unam per Firmum. [...]
(ed. Goldbacher 1898: 351.387)
Letter 82
To his most beloved lord and holy brother and fellow priest, Jerome, who is worthy of honor in the heart of Christ, Augustine sends greetings in the Lord.
1. I had already sent a lengthy letter to Your Charity, replying to that letter of yours to me that you mention that you sent through your holy son, Asterius, who is now not only my brother, but my colleague. I still do not know whether it managed to reach you, except that you write by means of the most sincere brother, Firmus [...].
36. I think that I have replied sufficiently, in fact perhaps more than sufficiently to your three letters; of these I received two by means of Cyprian and one by means of Firmus.
(trans. R. Teske, slightly modified)

Place of event:

  • Latin North Africa
  • East
  • Hippo Regius
  • 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.
A. Goldbacher ed., S. Augustini Hipponiensis Episcopi Epistulae, Pars 2, Ep. 31-123, Corpus Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum Latinorum 34/2,  Prague-Vienna-Leipzig 1898.
Saint Augustine, Letters 1-99, trans. R. Teske, New York 2001.


Travel and change of residence
Described by a title - Conpresbyter
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