The Epistle of St. Paul to the Colossians
Colossa was a city of Phrygia, near Laodicea. It does not appear
that St. Paul had preached there himself, but that the Colossians were
converted by Epaphras, a disciple of the Apostles. However, as St. Paul was
the great Apostle of the Gentiles, he wrote this Epistle to the Colossians when
he was in prison, and about the same time that he wrote to the Ephesians
and Philippians. The exhortations and doctrine it contains are similar to
that which is set forth in his Epistle to the Ephesians.