History of the Bishoprii of Lincoln, from Its Commencement Until the Seat of the See Was Fixed at Lincoln

History of the Bishoprii of Lincoln, from Its Commencement Until the Seat of the See Was Fixed at Lincoln

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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. 1852 edition. Excerpt: ...from the circumstance of a very general festival, to the heathen goddess Ostera, being held among the German nations, in the spring, about the period of the Jewish passover. Pascha, the pask, the passover, is the term employed tion of this council. This question was A.d. 673. the cause of a very serious difference of opinion, and in which the two churches through which the knowledge of Christianity had been promulgated in this country, held opposite opinions. In the first instance, it was observed by the early Christians, on the 18th of Nisan (April 17), the day on which the Jewish passover was held, a practice which was followed by the churches of Syria, Asia Minor, and Mesopotamia; by others it was held on the Sunday immediately succeeding. The council of Nice (A.D. 330) appointed Easter to be held on the Sunday next after the fourteenth day of the equinoctial new moon. This day was directed to be ascertained by the patriarch of Alexandria from the philosophers of Egypt, then the only parties supposed to be able to determine the problem. The patriarch undertook to communicate the result to the bishop of in the continental church, derived from that expression of St. Paul, " Christ, our passover, is sacrificed for us: therefore let us keep the feast." 1 Cor. v. 7. An expression fully justified by the fact of Christ being condemned on "the preparation of the passover." St. John, six. 14. A.d. 673. Rome, who was to notify the same to the distant churches. On a subsequent occasion, the head of the Romish church, instead of the Alexandrian cycle of eighty-four years, adopted one of nineteen years, in calculating the day for holding Easter, which necessarily caused a considerable variance to arise, in some years making a difference...show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 200g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123650822X
  • 9781236508225