119. [in Coll. Avell.]
A COPY OF THE RELATION OF THE COUNCIL IN THE OLD EPIRUS.
TO OUR LORD, THE MOST SAINT IN EVERYTHING AND THE MOST BLESSED FATHER OF THE FATHERS, OUR FELLOW SERVANT AND THE FIRST OF THE BISHOPS, HORMISDAS, THE SYNOD OF THE OLD EPIRUS, JOHN, MATTHEW, CONSTANTINE, CHRISTODORUS, HILARY, PHILIPP, JULIAN, AND CHRYSIPPUS. To make a proper preface we shall season our words with tears. Many of us were in the ruling Constantinople in the same time as your most holy envoys Bishops Ennodius and Fortunatus, the Presbyter Venantius, the Deacon Vitalis, and the Notary Hilarus, taking part in the fight. There was with us then our father and archbishop Alcison, who is now among the saints. He ventured to sent to You the petitions through which he became worthy to communicate together with us with your Apostolic See.
In what follows, the bishops of Epirus announce that after coming back from Constantinople they decided to stay in communion with Rome. They chose as their metropolitan bishop a certain John who was raised in the service of the church. They ask Hormisdas to accept their choice. Eight bishops signs the letter.
(trans. and summary by M. Szada)