The Doctrine of the Russian Church; Being the Primer or Spelling Book, the Shorter and Longer Catechisms, and a Treatise on the Duty of Parish Priests

The Doctrine of the Russian Church; Being the Primer or Spelling Book, the Shorter and Longer Catechisms, and a Treatise on the Duty of Parish Priests

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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. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ... and Jer. i. 6. So also in ancient times divers refused, and fled from this Order; as Gregory Thaumaturgus of Neocaesarea, Ephraim the Syrian, Gregory the Divine, Ambrose, Augustine, Synesius, and many others, who were both by their lives and doctrines lights of the Church. St. Chrysostom on occasion of his fleeing the Priesthood wrote his Six Books. How much more should they who are blinded by ignorance, by the darkness of vicious and impure lives, flee this Order? VIII. But above all let him who would approach the Priesthood ask his own heart, whether it feels Christ saying unto him Lovest thou Me? Feed My sheep: and whether to this question it answers with St. Peter unfeignedly, Lord Thou knowest that I love Thee. (John xxi. 15.) And again, whether it be for the sake of the sheep that he goeth into the sheepfold, that they may have life; or for his own gain, that he may rob, and kill, and destroy? (John x. 10.) If with the first design he enter in by the door, he is a shepherd; but if with the last he climb in some other way, he is a thief and a robber. IX. The Priestly Office and yoke consists principally in four parts: I. In teaching; II. In living holily; III. In ministering the Sacraments; IV. In praying for the people. The first and third of these parts are clearly pointed out by the Apostle, when he says; Let a man so account of us, as of the Ministers of Christ, and Stewards of the Mysteries of God. 1 Cor. iv. 1. The second part Christ Himself points out thus: Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works. Mat. v. 16. While the last part or duty is enjoined by the Lord in the Old Testament. Levit. xvi. 34. Joel ii. 17. And by the Apostle Paul in his first Epistle to Timothy, ii. 1, 2: by St. James, v. 14: and in...show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123662744X
  • 9781236627445