Chapter XIV.—Farewells and cautions.
Let your prayers be extended to the Church of Antioch,
whence also I as a prisoner am being led to Rome. I salute the holy
bishop Polycarp; I salute the holy bishop Vitalius, and the sacred
presbytery, and my fellow-servants the deacons; in whose stead may my
soul be found. Once more I bid farewell to the bishop, and to the
presbyters in the Lord. If any one celebrates the passover along with the
Jews, or receives the emblems of their feast, he is a partaker with those
that killed the Lord and His apostles.