1. Serapion, who, as report says, succeeded Maximinus at that time as bishop of the church of Antioch, mentions the works of Apolinarius against the above-mentioned heresy. And he alludes to him in a private letter to Caricus and Pontius, in which he himself exposes the same heresy, and adds the following words:
2. |That you may see that the doings of this lying band of the new prophecy, so called, are an abomination to all the brotherhood throughout the world, I have sent you writings of the most blessed Claudius Apolinarius, bishop of Hierapolis in Asia.|
3. In the same letter of Serapion the signatures of several bishops are found, one of whom subscribes himself as follows:
|I, Aurelius Cyrenius, a witness, pray for your health.|
And another in this manner:
|Ælius Publius Julius, bishop of Debeltum, a colony of Thrace. As God liveth in the heavens, the blessed Sotas in Anchialus desired to cast the demon out of Priscilla, but the hypocrites did not permit him.|
4. And the autograph signatures of many other bishops who agreed with them are contained in the same letter.
So much for these persons.