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Epistle CXXIV: to Theodore, Bishop of Tyana


A little later on, when the weather was more settled, Gregory accepts the invitation declined in Epistle CXXIII and proposes to come at once, but declines to attend the Provincial Synod.


Theodore, to whom several letters are addressed, was a native of Arianzus, and an intimate friend of Gregory.

by Gregory Nazianzen in Unknown | translated by Charles Gordon Browne, M.A., James Edward Swallow, M.A

You call me? And I hasten, and that for a private visit. Synods and Conventions I salute from afar, since I have experienced that most of them (to speak moderately) are but sorry affairs. What then remains? Help with your prayers my just desires that I may obtain that for which I am anxious.

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/VII, Schaff and Wace). The digital version is by The Electronic Bible Society, P.O. Box 701356, Dallas, TX 75370, 214-407-WORD.

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