Antiquities of the Christian church

9781231016794: Antiquities of the Christian church
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1829 Excerpt: ...smelling savour by the mediation of his Christ. Let us pray for this Church and people; for the whole society of bishops, and presbyters, and deacons, and ministers, and the whole Catholic Church; that the Lord would keep and preserve them all. Let us pray for kings and all that are in authority; that our affairs may go on with tranquillity, and that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. Let us commemorate the holy martyrs, that we may be thought worthy to have fellowship in their conflicts and engagements. Let us pray for those that rest in faith; let us pray for the temperature of the air, and increase of the fruits of the earth, that they may grow to perfection. Let us pray for those that are newly baptised, that they may be confirmed in faith. Let us all exhort and excite one another. Let us rise and commend ourselves to God by his grace. Then let the bishop say: O God, that art great, great in name, great in counsel, and mighty in works; the God and Father of thy Holy Son Jesus our Saviour; look favourably upon us and this thy flock, which Thou hast chosen in Him to the glory of thy name. Sanctify our bodies and souls; and grant, that we, being pure from all filthiness of flesh and spirit, may obtain the good things that are set before us; and that Thou mayest judge none of us unworthy, but be our helper, defender, and protector, through thy Christ; to whom with Thee and the Holy Spirit, be glory, honour, and praise, doxology, and thanksgiving for ever. Amen!" And when all the people have said, Amen! Let the deacon cry again, Tlpoaxwfuv, Let us give attention. Then the bishop shall speak to the people, saying, " Ta ayta role ayi'oeC: Holy things for those that are holy." And the peo1 Constit. lib. viii. cap...

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