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Date 330/1
Ancient Source(s) Athanasius, Ap. 59
Ancient Description(s) Ath. Ap. 59; Soz. HE 2.22.3-5; Soc. HE 1.27.4-5

Having therefore knowledge of my will, grant free admission to all who wish to enter into the Church. For if I learn that you have hindered or excluded any who claim to be admitted into communion with the Church, I will immediately send someone who shall depose you by my command, and shall remove you from your place.

Translation from NPNF2 vol. 4, p. 132

Adapted by SMT

Last updated: 2-4-2011

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