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An ancient city of central Asia Minor. It was the site of an early Christian church to which Saint Paul addressed his Epistle to the Colossians.

Co·los′sian (-lŏsh′ən) adj. & n.
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1. (Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Colossae
2. (Bible) New Testament any of the Christians of Colossae to whom St Paul's Epistle was addressed
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Noun1.Colossian - a native or inhabitant of the city of Colossae in ancient Phrygia
Phrygian - a native or inhabitant of Phrygia
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A gnostic heresy, which may have been troubling the Colossian church (2:8, 16-23), held that the pleroma was the whole body of heavenly powers and emanations that flow from God.
The Colossian community is called, then, to resist attributing any positive value to any spiritual power other than Christ.
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But Paul sent Onesimus back to be reconciled with his master, Philemon, a leader in the Colossian church.
1:27, [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]: against `the common assumption that the phrase must mean "Christ among you"', Dunn decides for interpreting it of Christ not as `among' the Colossian Christians but as `an immanent power within the personality (122 f.).
The second and longest part has a further four chapters which attempt, in interaction with evidence from the region, to reconstruct the Colossian philosophy in relation to mystery initiation in the cults, the place of hostile powers, and the attitude to wisdom and ascetic behaviour.
1st Reading: Genesis 18:1-10; Psalm 14, Response: The just will live in the presence of the Lord; 2nd Reading: Colossians 1:24-28; Gospel: Luke 10:38-42
This Sunday's 2nd Reading is from Colossians 1:24-28.
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He existed before anything else, and he holds all creation together (Colossians 1:17).