Short Readings for the Saints' Days

Short Readings for the Saints' Days

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...to encounter all temptations, even as David went forth to meet the Philistine. We say in our Catechism that we can do nothing good without God's "special grace," which we must "learn at all times to seek for by diligent prayer." That grace, which makes the weakest strong, and can "support us in all dangers and carry us through all temptations," is never refused to those who F earnestly seek for it. Only we must be ever on our guard, ever prayful and watchful: --"Watch, as if on that alone Hung the issue of the day; Fray, that help may be sent down; Watch and pray." We read to-day the lives of two Apostles, St. Philip and St. James; and two being thus commemorated on the same day, remind us of the perfect unity which exists between all the followers of Christ, --all the members of His family "in earth and heaven." We read very little of St. Philip in the Bible; the Philip mentioned in the Acts is not the apostle, but one of the seven deacons, whose chief, St. Stephen, was the first martyr. St. Matthew, St. Mark, and St. Luke include St. Philip's name in their lists of the twelve Apostles, and St. John gives us an account of his first call by our Lord; telling us that our Saviour, going into Galilee, " findeth Philip, and saith to him, Follow Me;" and how St. Philip not only obeyed that call himself, but immediately "findeth Nathanael, and saith to him, We have found Him of whom Moses in the law and the prophets did write." St. Philip appears to have possessed an essentially missionary spirit, for not only is the first act recorded of him after his conversion an attempt to bring another to the knowledge of the truth, but afterwards, when "certain Greeks," who had come up...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236526503
  • 9781236526502