Letter 173 (= Collectio Avellana 55)
LEO THE BISHOP TO THEOPHILUS, JOHN, ATHANASIUS, DANIEL, JOHAS, PAPHNUTIUS, MUSAEUS, PANULUIUS, AND PETER, BISHOPS OF EGYPT.
1. We are happy to learn from the letter of your Brotherhood, which our sons Presbyter Daniel and Deacon Timothy brought to us that the faith of the glorious and venerable ruler joined with the prophetic and evangelical doctrines achieved the holy results pleasing to God, namely that after removing the cruellest usurper of the Alexandrinian Church and sending him far away, the a leader worthy to lead the whole city has been elected. At his consecration none of you has been dragged by ambition, no sedition has forced you, no iniquity incited, but the merit of the sanctity established in the middle of you [i.e. the Holy Spirit] has no doubts to put in charge of everybody this person whom all wanted to be their leader. [...]
(trans. M. Szada)