A COPY OF THE HOLY LETTER OF THE EMPEROR ANASTASIUS TO POPE HORMISDAS [CARRIED BY] BISHOPS ENNODIUS AND FORTUNATUS, THE PRESBYTER VENANTIUS, THE DEACON VITALIS AND THE NOTARY HILARUS.
We give thanks to God, because Your Sanctity instructed in the divine knowledge, has sent, as we asked, the faithful legates - the venerable Bishops Ennodius and Fortunatus, but also the religious men, the Presbyter Venantius, the Deacon Vitalis, and the Notary Hilarus, who could fulfill such a great task accordingly to the delicacy of the case, with the light of the ecclesiastical speech and with the help of God looking subtly for everything which regard to the rightful and true faith of the Christians. They, as it is proper, declared, and they also learnt from us, as it was necessary, that there is one Church of God founded upon the Apostolic doctrine. [...]
In what follows, Anastasius gives a profession of faith along with a condemnation of Nestorius and Eutyches. Further he confirms the decisions of the Council of Chalcedon which are irrevocable. He cannot, however, condemn Acacius and others whom the Pope demanded him to condemn, because it would harm the peace of the Church.
(trans. and summary by M. Szada)