Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers: Series II/Volume III/Lives of Illustrious Men/Gennadius/Honoratus the bishop

Chapter XCV.

Honoratus,[1] bishop of Constantina in Africa wrote a letter to one Arcadius who on account of his confession of the catholic faith had been exiled to Africa by King Genseric.[2] This letter was an exhortation to endure hardness for Christ and fortified by modern examples and scripture illustrations showing that perseverance in the confession of the faith not only purges past sins but also procures the blessing of martyrdom.


  1. Bishop of Constantina (Cirta) 437.
  2. exiled by King Genseric; omit e² 30 31 40.