Letters of John Huss Written During His Exile and Imprisonment/Letter 54, To Master John Christian

For other English-language translations of this work, see Letter of Jan Hus to Master Christian (27 June 1415).




Christian, my master and benefactor, keep steadfast in the truth of Christ and in the love of his disciples. Fear not; for the Lord will shortly afford us his protection, and augment the number of his faithful believers. Be always kind to the poor, as thou wert wont; guard thy chastity; flee avarice; hold not several livings, but keep thy church, that the faithful may find refuge in thee, as in the bosom of a father. O thou, whom I love, salute for me Jacobel, and all the friends of the truth.

Written in irons, and expecting to suffer death.

  1. Hist. et Monum. Johann. Huss, Epist. xvii.