The Paradise or Garden of the Holy Fathers

The Paradise or Garden of the Holy Fathers

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...I do? for my thoughts wish to wander and go round "about by reason of the sight of the fathers." And the old man answered and said unto him, "If thou seest that thy " thoughts wish to go forth by reason of the strictness of the " restraint, or through need, make unto thyself a division in " thy cell, and thou wilt henceforward seek not to go out; but "if thou seest that they wish to go out for the benefit of the " soul, go out." 63. There was a certain brother in the Cells, who, when the service in the church was ended, used to remain until the last and to wait for some one to lead him home; one day, however, when the church was being dismissed, he went out before any one else and ran to his cell, and the priest saw him and marvelled. And when the brother came on the following day, the priest said unto him, " Tell me truly why thou, who hadst been " in the habit of going out last, dost now go forth first of all?" and he said, "Up to the present I made a distinction by not " boiling any food on the First Day of the week, and I waited " that, peradventure, some one might take me to his cell; on " that day, however, before I came to the church I boiled a "few lentiles, and therefore I departed quickly." And when the priest heard this he gave a commandment to the brethren in the church that before each man came to the service in the church, he should on the First Day of the week boil some food, by way of making a distinction. 64. The brethren used to tell about a certain old man who had a disciple who, when he sat down to eat, used to put his feet on the table, and although the old man had suffered this war for many years he did more

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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 263g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236771508
  • 9781236771506