The Travels of Macarius, Patriarch of Antioch; The Cossack Country and Muscovy

The Travels of Macarius, Patriarch of Antioch; The Cossack Country and Muscovy

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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. 1832 edition. Excerpt: ...Eremia, accompanied by the Priests and Deacons in their robes, and carrying torches and thuribles in their hands. Here we performed a grand funeral service for the deceased; and our Lord the Patriarch recited over him the Prayers of Absolution and Forgiveness; after we had deluged the earth with our tears, with much weeping, principally in regard to our own condition; all of us being strangers, and none knowing how it might happen to be with us hereafter; for He who ruled for him had all the power of ruling for us; and who could tell when our return would be, and where our travels would end. A stranger will ever be treated as a stranger, though he were even the Great Alexander. "O God! grant us pardon of our sins before death, and that we breathe forth our last in the true faith! O God! be indulgent and merciful to the stranger sojourning in a foreign land! Thou art the most gracious of the bountiful; and Thou hast all power to restore the traveller to his home." Thus we offered up our prayers: and afterwards we ascended to the balcony aloft, whence we amused ourselves with viewing the passage of the peasantry over the river to this side. In the morning early they assemble their flocks; and sallying forth from their cottages, they ford the river with their cattle, to pasture them on the further side. The oxen, we remarked, in this country, from Potiblia to Moscow, are small. Here the herdsman tends the cows and sheep, the goats and swine and horses, all together; such being their custom; and an excellent method it is! whereas in the country of the Cossacks each grazier is confined to one species of cattle. Nothing raised our wonder so much as to see the hogs driven in a herd to the pasture. Afterwards we returned to our mansion, having...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236561376
  • 9781236561374