Fathers of the Church
Epistle XXVI: to the People of Ravenna
by Gregory the Great in 590-604 | translated by James Barmby, D.d
Gregory to the clergy, gentry, and common people of Ravenna .
Having been informed of the death of your bishop, we have taken care to delegate to our brother and fellow- bishop Severus of Ficulum the visitation of the bereaved Church, to whom we have given in charge to allow nothing with respect to the promotions of the clergy, the revenues, ornaments, and ministrations, to be usurped by any one. It is for you to render obedience to his assiduous exhortations.According to custom.
Taken from "The Early Church Fathers and Other Works" originally published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Pub. Co. in English in Edinburgh, Scotland, beginning in 1867. (LNPF II/XII, Schaff and Wace). The digital version is by The Electronic Bible Society, P.O. Box 701356, Dallas, TX 75370, 214-407-WORD.