The antiquities of the Christian church

University Press, 1855


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223 ページ - Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses.
64 ページ - She shall be brought unto the King in raiment of needle-work : the virgins that be her fellows shall bear her company, and shall be brought unto thee. 16 With joy and gladness shall they be brought : and shall enter into the King's palace. 17 Instead of thy fathers thou shalt have children : whom thou mayest make princes in all lands.
37 ページ - Having now dismissed the catechumens, says he, we have retained you only to be our hearers, because, beside those things which belong to all Christians in common, we are now to discourse more particularly of the heavenly mysteries, or sacraments ; which none are qualified to hear, but such as by God's gift are made partakers of them.
330 ページ - Carthage speaks of no other ceremony, but the Bishop's putting the Bible into his hands in the presence of the people, with these words, "Take this book and be thou a reader of the word of God...
106 ページ - ... to judge another; but let us all expect the judgment of our Lord Jesus Christ, who, and who alone, hath power both to prefer us to the government of his church, and to judge of our acting.
51 ページ - Church' is not given." (Traliians, II 2.3; III 1, p. 215.) 3. "Be zealous to do all things in harmony with God, with the bishop presiding in the place of God and the presbyters in the place of the Council of the Apostles, and the deacons, who are most dear to me, entrusted with the service of Jesus Christ.
238 ページ - Thus it was one act of the priest's office to offer up the sacrifice of the people's prayers, praises, and thanksgivings to God, as their mouth and orator, and to make intercession to God for them ; another part of the office was, in God's name to bless the people, particularly by admitting them to the benefit and privilege of remission of sins by spiritual regeneration or baptism. And thus far deacons were anciently allowed to minister in holy things, as mediators between God and the people.
265 ページ - If, says he," they are seized by any dangerous distemper, they need not expect my return, but may have recourse to any presbyter that is present ; or if a presbyter cannot be found, they may make their confession before a deacon ; that so they may receive imposition of hands, and go to the Lord in peace. Here it is observable, that none below a deacon are commissioned to perform this office ; nor were the deacons authorized to do it, but as the bishop's delegates, and that in cases of extreme necessity,...
93 ページ - TiruYersal respect paid them by all sorts of men ; insomuch that no Christian would pretend to travel, without taking letters of credence with him from his own bishop, if he meant to communicate with the Christian church in a foreign country. Such was the admirable unity of the church catholic in those days, and the blessed harmony and consent of her bishops among one another ! These letters were of divers sorts, according to the different occasions or quality of the persons that carried them.
337 ページ - See that thou believe in thy heart what thou singest with thy mouth, and approve in thy works what thou believest in thy heart.