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NPNF2-08. Basil: Letters and Select Works
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Letter CXXXII.24392439    Placed in 373.

To Abramius, bishop of Batnæ.24402440    cf. Letter xcii.  He was present at the Council of Constantinople.

Ever since the autumn I have been quite ignorant of the whereabouts of your reverence; for I kept hearing uncertain rumours, some saying that you were stopping at Samosata, and some in the country, while others maintained that they had seen you at Batnæ.  This is the reason of my not writing frequently.  Now, on hearing that you are staying at Antioch, in the house of the honourable Count Saturninus, I have been glad to give this letter to our beloved and reverend brother Sanctissimus, our fellow presbyter, by whom I salute you, and exhort you, whereever you be, to remember firstly God, and secondly myself, whom you determined from the beginning to love and to reckon among your most intimate friends.


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