An Ecclesiastical History, Antient and Modern, from the Birth of Christ to the Beginning of the Present Century; In Which the Rise, Progress and Variations of Church Power Are Considered in Their Connexion with the State of Volume 1

An Ecclesiastical History, Antient and Modern, from the Birth of Christ to the Beginning of the Present Century; In Which the Rise, Progress and Variations of Church Power Are Considered in Their Connexion with the State of Volume 1

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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. 1782 edition. Excerpt: ... the evening after fun-set, or in the morning before the dawn. During these sacred meetings, prayers were repeated /, the holy scriptures were publicly read, t See Spencer, De hgilut ritualibus Etbraorum. Proligom. p. 9. edit. Cambridge. t There is an excellent account given of these prayers, and Of the Christian worship in general, in Tertulli A N's Apology, ch. xxxix. which is one of the most noble productions of ancient times. short short discourses, upon the duties of Christians, Cent. were addressed to the people, hymns were fung, p A ";, n, and a portion of the oblations, presented by the faithful, was employed in the celebration of the Lord's supper and the feasts of charity. IX. The Christians of this century celebrated Dispute anniversary festivals in commemoration of the j death and resurrection of Christ, and os the keeping effusion of the Holy Ghost upon the apostles. "Li The day which was observed as the anniversary of f-st. Christ's death, was called the paschal day, or passover, because it was looked upon to be the lame with that on which the Jews celebrated the feast of that name. In the manner, however, of observing this solemn day, the Christians of the Lejser Asia differed much from the rest, and in a more especial manner from those of Rome. They both, indeed, fasted during the great week (so that was called in which Christ died), and afterwards celebrated, like the Jews, a sacred feast, at which they distributed a paschal lamb in memory of our Saviour's last supper. But the Asiatic Christians kept this feast on the fourteenth day of the first Jewish month, at the time that the Jews celebrated their passover, and, three days after, commemorated the resurrection of the triumphant Redeemer. They affirmed, that they had...show more

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  • Paperback | 138 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 259g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236656709
  • 9781236656704