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Quintus Septimius Florens Tertullianus
On prayer

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1 28 | spiritual victim which has abolished the pristine sacrifices. " 2 19 | sadness chanting to the camp abolishes the "stations" of the soldiers: 3 8 | For God had commanded even Abraham to make a sacrifice of his 4 18 | requirements of Discipline abroad and of custom at home. So, 5 21 | would have made his limit absolute for every woman; but while 6 23 | the act of some few who abstain from kneeling on the Sabbath; 7 18 | conceal our fasts; for now, by abstinence from the kiss, we are known 8 17 | huge a beast; from the very abysses, through so huge a mass 9 18 | prayer ascends with more acceptability; that they may themselves 10 4 | will of God which the Lord accomplished in preaching, in working, 11 28 | For God is a Spirit, and accordingly requires His adorers to 12 4 | pray for Him the successful achievement of His will; but we pray 13 12 | defiled spirit cannot be acknowledged by a holy Spirit, nor a 14 9 | in the "Bread;" the full acknowledgment of debts in the prayer for 15 8 | the entire averting, of acts of guilt" Lead us not into 16 22 | simplicity. For both Eve and Adam, when it befell them to 17 6 | To which subject He also adapted the parable of the man who 18 25 | presumption, which may both add stringency to the admonition 19 8 | of so brief a prayer He added--in order that we should 20 10 | of each individual; our additional wants have the right--after 21 7 | God, we should likewise address His clemency. For what will 22 11 | amplifying the Law," openly adds the prohibition of anger 23 6 | But, because that word is admissible in a carnal sense too, it 24 7 | who begs for pardon fully admits his guilt. Thus, too, penitence 25 12 | adversary: no one grants admittance except to his compeer.~ 26 11 | beyond sunset, as the apostle admonishes. But how rash is it either 27 4 | salvation of them whom He has adopted. There is, too, that will 28 28 | when the true adorers shall adore the Father in spirit and 29 16 | like, in sitting down after adoring their petty images; even 30 17 | mass of sea? What superior advantage will they who pray too loudly 31 5 | that we should ask for the advent of the kingdom, we should, 32 12 | grants reception to his adversary: no one grants admittance 33 8 | should hold no pledges of affection dearer than God. He Himself, 34 29 | waves, makes robbers stand aghast, nourishes the poor, governs 35 27 | extolling and honouring of God, aims unitedly to bring Him enriched 36 7 | clemency. For what will aliments profit us, if we are really 37 21 | treated of. For they who allow to virgins immunity from 38 1intro| the sight and hearing of Almighty God are present beneath 39 | almost 40 22 | would contend that "women" alone--that is, such as were already 41 | already 42 12 | Nor merely from anger, but altogether from all perturbation of 43 28 | the pomp of good works, amid psalms and hymns, unto God' 44 22 | not observe it, our Law, amplified and supplemented, would 45 29 | grieving, with endurance: it amplifies grace by virtue, that faith 46 11 | After that, the Lord, "amplifying the Law," openly adds the 47 29 | Christ. But how far more amply operative is Christian prayer! 48 1intro| obliterator of the whole ancient bygone system; in which 49 3 | we too, candidates for angelhood, if we succeed in deserving 50 22 | virginity--were the objects of angelic concupiscence, unless "virgins" 51 9 | ordained by Himself, and animated, even at the moment when 52 17 | loudly gain, except that they annoy their neighbours? Nay, by 53 22 | XXII. ANSWER TO THE FOREGOING ARGUMENTS.~ 54 22 | such as were already wedded ant had lost their virginity-- 55 29 | heaven--(prayer) which was ante able to procure its fires? 56 | anything 57 22 | is it wonderful that the apostle--guided, of course, by the 58 9 | prophets, the Gospels, the apostles--how many discourses, examples, 59 14 | XIV. APOSTROPHE.~Albeit Israel washed daily 60 21 | immunity from head-covering, appear to rest on this; that the 61 11 | retain them? How will he appease his Father who is angry 62 29 | high-spirited, escorts travellers, appeases waves, makes robbers stand 63 1intro| precept, let it in like manner appertain unto faith, and the modesty 64 22 | example of Eve unwedded, is applicable too to a "virgin." In fact, 65 1intro| not that the Lord must be approached with a train of words, who, 66 22 | designating each species by their appropriate names,) wishes, where he 67 1intro| Lord Jesus Christ has been approved as the Spirit of God, and 68 22 | ANSWER TO THE FOREGOING ARGUMENTS.~They who make this concession 69 2 | recognized the mother, from whom arises the name both of Father 70 29 | down plagues, scatter the armies of foes, withhold the wholesome 71 6 | gracefully has the Divine Wisdom arranged the order of the prayer; 72 29 | rich, upraises the fallen, arrests the falling, confirms the 73 5 | of God, which we pray may arrive, tends unto the consummation 74 2 | we say, "Our Father who art in the heavens;" for (in 75 25 | in that small vessel, had ascended into the more lofty parts 76 13 | into the reason of it, I ascertained it to be a commemorative 77 6 | his son a stone when he asks for bread?" For He thus 78 22 | nay, you do not seem to assume it falsely, for you are 79 22 | the same perils What is assumed from love of boasting is 80 22 | You do well in falsely assuming the married character, if 81 28 | acceptable to God, which assuredly He has required, which He 82 22 | small measure" pronounce and attest that they are to be veiled 83 2 | Israel, to which the Spirit attests heaven and earth, saying, " 84 5 | augur for Him, and to Him we attribute what from Him we expect. 85 17 | by making their petitions audible, what less error do they 86 24 | apostles (who, in gaol, in the audience of the prisoners, "began 87 5 | we wish for ourselves we augur for Him, and to Him we attribute 88 15 | are observed without the authority of any precept either of 89 5 | long, Lord, dost Thou not avenge our blood on the inhabitants 90 5 | for, of course, their avenging is regulated by the end 91 29 | prayer of righteousness avers all God's anger, keeps bivouac 92 29 | has no delegated grace to avert any sense of suffering; 93 8 | but touching the entire averting, of acts of guilt" Lead 94 29 | standard of our General; await we in prayer the angel's 95 15 | the three saints in the Babylonian king's furnace praying in 96 6 | on an enlargement of his barns for his forthcoming fruits, 97 13 | be a commemorative act, bearing on the surrender of our 98 17 | the entrails of so huge a beast; from the very abysses, 99 22 | incapable of excelling in beauty and finding lovers? Nay, 100 | become 101 17 | elevated temperately and becomingly; and not even our countenance 102 22 | both Eve and Adam, when it befell them to be "wise," forthwith 103 7 | and so He teaches that we beg "to have our debts remitted 104 24 | audience of the prisoners, "began praying and singing to God") 105 | begin 106 2 | FIRST CLAUSE.~The prayer begins with a testimony to God, 107 2 | and earth, saying, "I have begotten sons, and they have not 108 7 | confession; because he who begs for pardon fully admits 109 29 | do we read, and hear, and believe! Old-world prayer, indeed, 110 17 | the depth of the whale's belly, through the entrails of 111 15 | For matters of this kind belong not to religion, but to 112 16 | sits in a chair or on a bench, will act contrary to that 113 29 | and wild beasts pray and bend their knees; and when they 114 3 | account of the memory of His benefits ever due from every man. 115 | Besides 116 | between 117 | beyond 118 22 | Husband's discipline. If He bids the brides of others to 119 19 | service devoted to God, or bind it more to God? Will not 120 29 | their own manner. Nay, the birds too, rising out of the nest, 121 29 | avers all God's anger, keeps bivouac on behalf of personal enemies, 122 13 | idolatry, and all the other blemishes which, conceived by the 123 3 | also serves the turn of a blessing. Otherwise, when is the 124 22 | you are; for you ought to blush. If you are a virgin, shrink 125 22 | they shuddered at the first bodily touch of a man by kiss and 126 29 | prison-bars, to loose the bonds of the innocent. Likewise 127 22 | divine Scripture, so that book Genesis, was drawn up--has 128 15 | not be irksome to set our brand likewise on the other points 129 1intro| in new skins, and a new breadth be sewn to a new garment. 130 29 | idle mouth, making their breath vibrate after their own 131 1intro| His own. And yet that very brevity--and let this make for the 132 22 | discipline. If He bids the brides of others to be veiled, 133 8 | For the completeness of so brief a prayer He added--in order 134 2 | is the reproach that is brought against Israel, to which 135 7 | consigned to them, as it were a bull destined for a victim? The 136 28 | of rams, and the blood of bulls and of goats. For who hath 137 22 | cover quite over. It is our business to entrust to the knowledge 138 7 | seven times" in the case of Cain, but in that of Lamech " 139 19 | sadness chanting to the camp abolishes the "stations" 140 19 | Does, then, the Eucharist cancel a service devoted to God, 141 3 | wise, therefore, we too, candidates for angelhood, if we succeed 142 22 | from the time when she is capable of marriage; seeing that, 143 4 | substance of His will, and the capacity to do it, that we may be 144 19 | willingly, sadness more carefully.~ 145 18 | justly forego the kiss, caring nothing to conceal anything 146 15 | had left his cloak with Carpus! God, forsooth, would not 147 19 | soldiers: for gladness will carry out discipline more willingly, 148 7 | assigned "seven times" in the case of Cain, but in that of 149 29 | pray; every creature prays; cattle and wild beasts pray and 150 3 | surrounding circle of angels cease not to say, "Holy, holy, 151 16 | practice deserves to be censured in us, because it is observed 152 15 | curious rather than rational ceremony; deserving of restraint, 153 16 | Nay, whoever sits in a chair or on a bench, will act 154 22 | that very moment she both changes the fashion of her hair, 155 19 | course no gladness or sadness chanting to the camp abolishes the " 156 8 | Infirmity and malice' are characteristics of the devil. For God had 157 16 | this is further added the charge of irreverence,--intelligible 158 28 | entire in innocence, pure in chastity, garlanded with love, we 159 20 | Peter likewise is plain, checking as he does with the same 160 29 | consoles the faint-spirited, cheers the high-spirited, escorts 161 11 | heaven; of which precepts the chief is, that we go not up unto 162 22 | those virgins whom their childhood defends, for from the first 163 27 | Him enriched prayer as a choice victim.~ 164 29 | more amply operative is Christian prayer! It does not station 165 5 | all speed,--the prayer of Christians the confusion of the heathen, 166 3 | to whom that surrounding circle of angels cease not to say, " 167 1intro| either been quite changed, as circumcision; or else supplemented, as 168 10 | are made according to the circumstances of each individual; our 169 23 | been prescribed, except clearly "to pray at every time and 170 7 | should likewise address His clemency. For what will aliments 171 15 | prayer that Paul had left his cloak with Carpus! God, forsooth, 172 15 | forsooth, would not hear cloaked suppliants, who plainly 173 27 | such kind of psalms, in the closes of which the company respond. 174 8 | of the devil. For God had commanded even Abraham to make a sacrifice 175 6 | Discipline; for (the Lord) commands that bread be prayed for, 176 9 | obedience in the "Will;" the commemoration of hope in the "Kingdom;" 177 13 | I ascertained it to be a commemorative act, bearing on the surrender 178 9 | prerogative, into heaven, commending to the Father what the Son 179 17 | what less error do they commit than if they were to pray 180 25 | the vision of Universal Community, (exhibited) in that small 181 27 | the closes of which the company respond. And, of course, 182 12 | admittance except to his compeer.~ 183 22 | Granted that virgins be not compelled to be veiled, at all events 184 20 | the variety of observance compels us--men of no consideration 185 21 | specially; or generally, by a compendious term, "females."~ 186 18 | own peace? What prayer is complete if divorced from the "holy 187 22 | widowhood as of virginity. So completely has Paul by naming the sex 188 8 | OR FINAL CLAUSE.~For the completeness of so brief a prayer He 189 11 | unto God's altar before we compose whatever of discord or offence 190 15 | garb of prayer. would have comprehended in their instructions, unless 191 1intro| diffuse in meaning as it is compressed in words. For it has embraced 192 1intro| in fact, in the Prayer is comprised an epitome of the whole 193 22 | of a "virgin:" what she conceals for the sake of God, let 194 13 | the other blemishes which, conceived by the spirit, are effected 195 22 | ARGUMENTS.~They who make this concession ought to reflect on the 196 18 | when is peace more to be concluded with brethren than when, 197 22 | were the objects of angelic concupiscence, unless "virgins" are incapable 198 22 | of every rank, of every condition? By saying" every" he excepts 199 29 | operative for no evil: He had conferred on it all its virtue in 200 14 | passion? even in prayer we confess to Christ.~ 201 7 | petition for pardon is a full confession; because he who begs for 202 1intro| faith, that he should be confident that the sight and hearing 203 7 | indeed elsewhere, too, in conformity with this Form of Prayer, 204 5 | prayer of Christians the confusion of the heathen, the exultation 205 25 | the Holy Spirit into the congregated disciples took place at " 206 22 | in the security of a good conscience before God, to damage their 207 13 | in human intercourse be a conscientious cause for washing them, 208 22 | age; their spirit, through consciousness; their modesty, through 209 1intro| blessed brethren, let us consider His heavenly wisdom: first, 210 20 | observance compels us--men of no consideration whatever--to treat, presumptuously 211 24 | singing to God") is not considered to have been done contrary 212 7 | profit us, if we are really consigned to them, as it were a bull 213 22 | their own judgment, and its consistency, to the custom of others. 214 29 | extinguishes persecutions, consoles the faint-spirited, cheers 215 22 | the other passages are in consonance herewith. For even by this 216 8 | final clause, therefore, is consonant, and interprets the sense 217 22 | are betrothed, I can with constancy "above my small measure" 218 5 | may arrive, tends unto the consummation of the age? Our wish is, 219 7 | was suitable that, after contemplating the liberality of God, we 220 22 | from God. Who then, would contend that "women" alone--that 221 22 | themselves to be virgins, content, in the security of a good 222 22 | fashion of her hair, and converts all her garb into that of 223 8 | for this sense is, "But convey us away from the Evil One."~ 224 7 | every guilt, however small: corresponds with our profession that " 225 22 | manhood either from not being covered; for just so he says, "Every 226 29 | likewise, all pray; every creature prays; cattle and wild beasts 227 14 | privity to their fathers' crimes, they do not dare even to 228 29 | instead of hands, expand the cross of their wings, and say 229 13 | falsehood, from murder, from cruelty, from poisonings, from idolatry, 230 14 | account, as being hereditary culprits from their privity to their 231 4 | Father, remove this Thy cup;" and remembering Himself, 232 15 | studied, and forced, and of curious rather than rational ceremony; 233 22 | conscience before God, to damage their own fame. Touching 234 25 | to have been observed by Daniel also, in accordance (of 235 14 | fathers' crimes, they do not dare even to raise them unto 236 25 | mark the intervals of the day--the third, the sixth, the 237 23 | with which we enter on the daylight? At fasts, moreover, and 238 8 | tempted, (as they showed) by de-setting their Lord, because they 239 8 | no pledges of affection dearer than God. He Himself, when 240 7 | not equally spare his own debtor; and, being on that account 241 22 | embraced. But, withal, the declaration is plain: "Every woman," 242 1intro| should increase and himself decrease"--the whole work of the 243 22 | virgins whom their childhood defends, for from the first a virgin 244 18 | precept, you may perhaps defer your "peace "at home, where 245 23 | and office of solicitude; deferring even our businesses lest 246 12 | unto whom it is sent. For a defiled spirit cannot be acknowledged 247 13 | wash our hands. Unless any defilement contracted in human intercourse 248 21 | that the apostle has not defined "virgins" by name, but " 249 25 | thing to establish some definite presumption, which may both 250 17 | prayed with humility and dejection not merely in his supplication, 251 29 | rustics' bread; it has no delegated grace to avert any sense 252 10 | said separately, after delivering His Rule of Prayer, "Ask, 253 17 | He is its inspector. The demon of the Pythian oracle says: " 254 4 | also, when He had wished to demonstrate to us, even in His own flesh, 255 4 | Father: and yet, for the demonstration of the patience which was 256 29 | God, who exacts it ever denied to prayer coming from "spirit 257 22 | for from God. Why do you denude before God what you cover 258 22 | prohibited; who, likewise, cannot deny themselves to be virgins, 259 18 | sacrifice is that from which men depart without peace? Whatever 260 29 | recall the souls of the departed from the very path of death, 261 23 | are not only praying, but deprecating, and making satisfaction 262 17 | out unto heaven from the depth of the whale's belly, through 263 4 | proportionably to each one's deserts, somewhat other is imposed 264 15 | the reproach of vanity may deservedly be laid; if, that is, they 265 16 | this account the practice deserves to be censured in us, because 266 22 | moreover, he makes it by designating each species by their appropriate 267 28 | holocausts of rams, and I desire not the fat of rams, and 268 7 | demonstrated acceptable to God who desires it rather than the death 269 7 | them, as it were a bull destined for a victim? The Lord knew 270 22 | love of boasting is easily destroyed. Be veiled, virgin, if virgin 271 1intro| one and the other,--has determined for us, the disciples of 272 29 | not station the angel of dew in mid-fires, nor muzzle 273 6 | but that very night he dies.~ 274 22 | would have expressed itself differently concerning such as were 275 1intro| interpretation, and is as diffuse in meaning as it is compressed 276 27 | SUBJOINING A PSALM.~The more diligent in prayer are wont to subjoin 277 19 | of the sacrifice and the discharge of duty. If the "Station" 278 9 | duties are simultaneously discharged! The honour of God in the " 279 25 | of course) with Israel's discipline--we pray at least not less 280 11 | before we compose whatever of discord or offence we have contracted 281 1intro| for man, but almost every discourse of the Lord, every record 282 9 | the apostles--how many discourses, examples, parables of the 283 22 | prophesying with head uncovered, dishonoureth her own head." What is " 284 26 | OF BRETHREN.~You will not dismiss a brother who has entered 285 11 | us? For even Joseph, when dismissing his brethren for the purpose 286 22 | virgins also. Under our dispensation, let that age which is ignorant 287 23 | Sabbath; and since this dissension is particularly on its trial 288 23 | give His grace that the dissentients may either yield, or else 289 19 | that the Station must be dissolved by reception of the Lord' 290 23 | Pentecost; which period we distinguish by the same solemnity of 291 23 | also prayer is subject to diversity of observance, through the 292 18 | What prayer is complete if divorced from the "holy kiss?" Whom 293 15 | make prayer with cloaks doffed, for so do the nations approach 294 6 | children, and hand it to dogs?" and again, "Doth a father 295 1intro| to pray, but all John's doings were laid as groundwork 296 5 | the Lord "How long, Lord, dost Thou not avenge our blood 297 4 | the Father's will, without doubt those things which He used 298 22 | so that book Genesis, was drawn up--has used the selfsame 299 9 | Forgiveness;" the anxious dread of temptation in the request 300 22 | losing, if you boast; and you drive others unto the same perils 301 14 | ever unclean, eternally dyed with the blood of the prophets, 302 15 | level with Gentiles. As, e.g., it is the custom of some 303 8 | faith of any, or else were eager to overthrow it. Infirmity 304 22 | from love of boasting is easily destroyed. Be veiled, virgin, 305 6 | the morrow, what ye are to eat." To which subject He also 306 6 | Lord had withal issued His edict, "Seek ye first the kingdom, 307 13 | conceived by the spirit, are effected by the operation of the 308 22 | that which the grace of God effects in us, test we receive from 309 29 | mighty specimens of its efficacy do we read, and hear, and 310 20 | gold, and the meretricious elaboration of the hair.~ 311 22 | follow the discipline of the elder; or else let the male "virgins," 312 22 | name her at all. For he who elsewhere--namely, where the difference 313 15 | on one special point of empty observance, it will not 314 | end 315 16 | of sitting when prayer is ended, I perceive no reason, except 316 29 | and the grieving, with endurance: it amplifies grace by virtue, 317 4 | to preach, to work, to endure even unto death. And we 318 4 | preaching, in working, in enduring: for if He Himself proclaimed 319 8 | whereby He was, by and by, to enjoin that he should hold no pledges 320 6 | the man who pondered on an enlargement of his barns for his forthcoming 321 27 | aims unitedly to bring Him enriched prayer as a choice victim.~ 322 23 | first prayer with which we enter on the daylight? At fasts, 323 26 | dismiss a brother who has entered your house without prayer. " 324 18 | possible for your fast to be entirely kept secret. But wherever 325 17 | whale's belly, through the entrails of so huge a beast; from 326 25 | without any admonition, on the entrance of light and of night. But, 327 22 | over. It is our business to entrust to the knowledge of God 328 1intro| speech, by which prayer is enunciated, in spirit, by which alone 329 1intro| the Prayer is comprised an epitome of the whole Gospel.~ 330 17 | petitions audible, what less error do they commit than if they 331 28 | garlanded with love, we ought to escort with the pomp of good works, 332 29 | cheers the high-spirited, escorts travellers, appeases waves, 333 26 | you have seen your Lord;"--especially "a stranger," lest perhaps 334 25 | granted a good thing to establish some definite presumption, 335 14 | events, are ever unclean, eternally dyed with the blood of the 336 19 | s Body. Does, then, the Eucharist cancel a service devoted 337 7 | exacted by it: nor does it evade the justice of exaction, 338 | everything 339 | everywhere 340 29 | PRAYER.~For what has God, who exacts it ever denied to prayer 341 27 | course, every institution is excellent which, for the extolling 342 22 | virgins" are incapable of excelling in beauty and finding lovers? 343 26 | this house," unless you exchange mutual peace with them who 344 22 | addition for itself; let it be excused for imposing the veil on 345 4 | unto which things, as unto exemplars, we are now provoked; to 346 12 | perturbation of mind, ought the exercise of prayer to be free, uttered 347 25 | of Universal Community, (exhibited) in that small vessel, had 348 22 | their modesty, through the experience of the kiss their hope, 349 25 | on the day on which he experienced the vision of Universal 350 22 | title. But it would have expressed itself differently concerning 351 4 | imposed on us. So by this expression we premonish our own selves 352 1intro| John taught to pray is not extant, because earthly things 353 1intro| present beneath roofs, and extend even into the secret place; 354 22 | head is exacted,--(which extends) even unto those virgins 355 29 | faults, repels temptations, extinguishes persecutions, consoles the 356 27 | excellent which, for the extolling and honouring of God, aims 357 29 | wonder if it knows how to extort the rains of heaven--(prayer) 358 25 | Touching the time, however, the extrinsic observance of certain hours 359 22 | from (the gaze of) many eyes. Let no one wonder at your 360 22 | Let no one wonder at your face; let no one perceive your 361 29 | persecutions, consoles the faint-spirited, cheers the high-spirited, 362 29 | governs the rich, upraises the fallen, arrests the falling, confirms 363 29 | the fallen, arrests the falling, confirms the standing. 364 22 | God, to damage their own fame. Touching such, however, 365 29 | and from beasts, and from famine; and yet it had not (then) 366 7 | tormentor to pay the uttermost farthing--that is, every guilt, however 367 22 | moment she both changes the fashion of her hair, and converts 368 28 | rams, and I desire not the fat of rams, and the blood of 369 14 | from their privity to their fathers' crimes, they do not dare 370 29 | Likewise it washes away faults, repels temptations, extinguishes 371 28 | devoted from the whole heart, fed on faith, tended by truth, 372 29 | supplies the suffering, and the feeling, and the grieving, with 373 22 | represents what "female" (femina) represents, is frequently 374 22 | veiled; so, too, in the feminine, under the name of "woman," 375 11 | brethren for the purpose of fetching their father, said, "And 376 6 | VI. THE FIFTH CLAUSE.~But how gracefully 377 4 | be done in all. For, by figurative interpretation of flesh 378 7 | is, in the Scriptures, a figure of guilt; because it is 379 2 | appellation is one both of filial duty and of power. Again, 380 22 | excelling in beauty and finding lovers? Nay, let us see 381 16 | The Shepherd, had, after finishing his prayer, not sat down 382 29 | and missiles against the foe who keeps watch over us 383 29 | plagues, scatter the armies of foes, withhold the wholesome 384 22 | sex let the younger age follow the discipline of the elder; 385 1intro| wisdom succeeded in the following precept, let it in like 386 15 | superstition, being studied, and forced, and of curious rather than 387 1intro| as the same John used to fore-announce "that it was needful" that " 388 18 | it were public, we justly forego the kiss, caring nothing 389 22 | XXII. ANSWER TO THE FOREGOING ARGUMENTS.~They who make 390 1intro| the whole work of the forerunner passed over, together with 391 10 | however, the Lord, the Foreseer of human necessities, said 392 1intro| certain, takes unsolicited foresight for His own. And yet that 393 22 | them everything has been forewedded: their age, through maturity; 394 9 | in the prayer for their "Forgiveness;" the anxious dread of temptation 395 2 | set a mark on such as have forgotten their Father.~ 396 15 | cloak with Carpus! God, forsooth, would not hear cloaked 397 6 | enlargement of his barns for his forthcoming fruits, and on seasons of 398 28 | required, which He has looked forward to for Himself! This victim, 399 13 | indeed washed, but the spirit foul?--inasmuch as to our hands 400 10 | and customary prayers as a foundation, as it were--of rearing 401 5 | V. THE FOURTH CLAUSE.~"Thy kingdom come" 402 6 | barns for his forthcoming fruits, and on seasons of prolonged 403 4 | that we may be able to fulfil these duties. Again, in 404 1intro| rest of the Law; or else fulfilled, as Prophecy; or else perfected, 405 7 | because he who begs for pardon fully admits his guilt. Thus, 406 22 | their persons and in their functions. No one is a "virgin" from 407 15 | in the Babylonian king's furnace praying in their trousers 408 3 | God, and the function of future glory. So far, for the glory 409 17 | they who pray too loudly gain, except that they annoy 410 24 | by the apostles (who, in gaol, in the audience of the 411 28 | innocence, pure in chastity, garlanded with love, we ought to escort 412 1intro| breadth be sewn to a new garment. Besides, whatever had been 413 20 | Spirit, as Paul, the glory of garments, and the pride of gold, 414 22 | virgin, shrink from (the gaze of) many eyes. Let no one 415 15 | they put us on a level with Gentiles. As, e.g., it is the custom 416 22 | species together in the genus. Again, while he says that " 417 22 | regard to those in whom girlhood has changed (into maturity), 418 3 | name;" and again, "Father, glorify Thy name;" and more openly, " 419 28 | the blood of bulls and of goats. For who hath required these 420 20 | garments, and the pride of gold, and the meretricious elaboration 421 29 | she suffers. But in days gone by, withal prayer used to 422 9 | utterances of the prophets, the Gospels, the apostles--how many 423 29 | aghast, nourishes the poor, governs the rich, upraises the fallen, 424 6 | THE FIFTH CLAUSE.~But how gracefully has the Divine Wisdom arranged 425 1intro| this make for the third grade of wisdom--is supported 426 1intro| supported on the substance of a great and blessed interpretation, 427 22 | of the fact that in the Greek speech, in which the apostle 428 29 | and the feeling, and the grieving, with endurance: it amplifies 429 1intro| John's doings were laid as groundwork for Christ, until, when " 430 22 | wonderful that the apostle--guided, of course, by the same 431 7 | knew Himself to be the only guiltless One, and so He teaches that 432 22 | named the sex in saying gunaika; but in the sex even the 433 27 | subjoin in their prayers the "Hallelujah," and such kind of psalms, 434 6 | examples, and repeatedly handles in parables, when He says, " 435 2 | likewise obeying the precept. Happy they who recognize their 436 5 | wish is, that our reign be hastened, not our servitude protracted. 437 5 | have sent forth that cry, hastening toward the realization of 438 21 | to virgins immunity from head-covering, appear to rest on this; 439 25 | restored the paralytic to his health. Albeit these practices 440 17 | we need! But God is the hearer not of the voice, but of 441 1intro| confident that the sight and hearing of Almighty God are present 442 5 | Christians the confusion of the heathen, the exultation of angels, 443 29 | how to extort the rains of heaven--(prayer) which was ante 444 6 | prayer; so that after things heavenly--that is, after the "Name" 445 25 | of the spirit are to be held prior to those of the flesh, 446 | hereafter 447 | hereby 448 14 | on that account, as being hereditary culprits from their privity 449 22 | passages are in consonance herewith. For even by this very fact, 450 16 | children give. For what if that Hermas, whose writing is generally 451 23 | exultation. But who would hesitate every day to prostrate himself 452 29 | faint-spirited, cheers the high-spirited, escorts travellers, appeases 453 7 | the parable his debt; for hither does the scope of the whole 454 8 | to enjoin that he should hold no pledges of affection 455 28 | sacrifices? I am full of holocausts of rams, and I desire not 456 1intro| should offer its religious homage to Him alone, whom it believed 457 27 | which, for the extolling and honouring of God, aims unitedly to 458 13 | surrender of our Lord. We, howsoever, pray to the Lord: we do 459 29 | lions, nor transfer to the hungry the rustics' bread; it has 460 28 | good works, amid psalms and hymns, unto God's altar, to obtain 461 29 | look up heavenward with no idle mouth, making their breath 462 13 | cruelty, from poisonings, from idolatry, and all the other blemishes 463 2 | II. THE FIRST CLAUSE.~The prayer 464 3 | III. THE SECOND CLAUSE.~The 465 16 | after adoring their petty images; even on this account the 466 21 | they who allow to virgins immunity from head-covering, appear 467 7 | and, being on that account impeached before his lord, is made 468 18 | holy kiss?" Whom does peace impede when rendering service to 469 4 | deserts, somewhat other is imposed on us. So by this expression 470 22 | itself; let it be excused for imposing the veil on virgins also. 471 22 | concupiscence, unless "virgins" are incapable of excelling in beauty and 472 1intro| needful" that "He should increase and himself decrease"--the 473 1intro| Christ, until, when "He had increased "--just as the same John 474 6 | The like lesson He both inculcates by examples, and repeatedly 475 22 | wives of men," or "females," indifferently. Likewise, in that it saith, " 476 6 | perpetuity in Christ, and indivisibility from His body. But, because 477 23 | may either yield, or else indulge their opinion without offence 478 29 | withhold the wholesome influences of the showers. Now, however, 479 25 | than the rest. The first infusion of the Holy Spirit into 480 5 | avenge our blood on the inhabitants of the earth?" for, of course, 481 28 | tended by truth, entire in innocence, pure in chastity, garlanded 482 29 | to loose the bonds of the innocent. Likewise it washes away 483 16 | whose writing is generally inscribed with the title The Shepherd, 484 17 | heart, just as He is its inspector. The demon of the Pythian 485 15 | have comprehended in their instructions, unless any think that is 486 16 | charge of irreverence,--intelligible even to the nations themselves, 487 13 | defilement contracted in human intercourse be a conscientious cause 488 25 | to go to the bath, before interposing a prayer; for the refreshments 489 8 | therefore, is consonant, and interprets the sense of "Lead us not 490 3 | none. Even Moses, who had interrogated Him on that very point, 491 25 | I mean, which mark the intervals of the day--the third, the 492 1intro| I. GENERAL INTRODUCTION.~The Spirit of God, and 493 13 | scrupulously making a thorough investigation of this practice, and searching 494 22 | that, by your boasting, you invite others unto good? Nay, but 495 2 | in the Father the Son is invoked; "for I," saith He, "and 496 15 | observance, it will not be irksome to set our brand likewise 497 16 | hand, is that deed most irreligious under the eye of the living 498 16 | further added the charge of irreverence,--intelligible even to the 499 16 | on the one hand, it is irreverent to sit under the eye, and 500 1intro| as this method of praying is--that is not heavenly? And


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