The Epistle of St. Paul to the Philippians
The Philippians were the first among the Macedonians converted to the
faith. They had a great veneration for St. Paul and supplied his wants when
he was a prisoner in Rome, sending to him by Epaphroditus, by whom he sent
this Epistle; in which he recommends charity, unity and humility and
warns them against false teachers, whom he calls dogs and enemies of the
cross of Christ. He also returns thanks for their benefactions. It was
written about twenty-nine years after our Lord's Ascension.