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Acts and Martyrdom of St. Matthew the Apostle

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1 Text| evangelist of Christ, was abiding in the mountain resting, 2 Text| divine grace having shone abroad, and come even to us, and 3 Text| brought them. And the king accompanied them, watching lest any 4 Text| they should rejoice, and accompany him with great meekness, 5 Text| for food; because, for the accomplishing of my fast of forty days, 6 Text| Since thou wishest to hear accurately about him, O king, I will 7 Text| now through Jesus Christ acknowledging the one and only God, Lord, 8 Text| spirit of many shapes, I adjure thee by the God whom he 9 Text| up to heaven, cried out, Adonai Eloi Sabaoth Marmari Marmunth; 10 Text| every affliction. And he advanced his son to be a presbyter, 11 Text| followed him.~And thus the affair being made manifest, Plato 12 Text| everlasting.~Then the king, affected with great fear at the answer 13 Text| which is of like nature with affectionateness, towards men; once strangers 14 Text| demons, and he cured every affliction. And he advanced his son 15 Text| proclaimed by the three days ago through the night appeared 16 Text| chased by the fire, and not allowed to go into his palace, turned 17 | alone 18 Text| Matthew was burnt up, laughed aloud, and said: Has thy magic 19 Text| and their forms shall be altered so as to be like those of 20 | always 21 | among 22 Text| slay the child Jesus, the ancient of the ages; but of all 23 Text| the church which thou and Andrew founded; and as soon as 24 Text| was seized with rage and anger, and endeavoured to put 25 Text| having sealed him, and anointed him with oil, put him down 26 Text| affected with great fear at the answer of the demon, remained quiet 27 | anything 28 Text| praying in his tunic and apostolic robes without sandals; and, 29 Text| to say: Men and women who appear in our sight, heretofore 30 Text| everything as they had been bid, applied the fire. And they indeed 31 Text| laid me down and slept; I arose: because the Lord will sustain 32 Text| Lord, Judge; who have laid aside the immeasurable greatness 33 Text| astonishes me. But I shall ask thee one thing, O child: 34 Text| to him: Since thou hast asked, hear his dwelling-place. 35 Text| him up with brimstone and asphalt and pitch, and put tow and 36 Text| Psalter of David, and having assembled the presbyters and the multitude 37 Text| is the Christians', who assists Matthew, in whom also we 38 Text| kill him, and Plato his associate. The demon says to him: 39 Text| hither, this altogether astonishes me. But I shall ask thee 40 Text| crowd, were struck with astonishment. And many diseased persons 41 Text| And all ran together, and ate of the fruit of the tree 42 Text| Has thy magic been of any avail to thee, Matthew? Can thy 43 Text| everlasting.~Then the king, having awakened out of sleep, and rejoiced 44 Text| except those naming that awful and holy name of Christ; 45 Text| blessed Matthew, having awoke, and sealed himself over 46 Text| offerings, and they shall bake their bread with fire; and 47 Text| after this, and for the banishing of the demons, I shall know 48 Text| of the man-eaters: for I bare found what I shall do to 49 Text| height of ten cubits. And baring ordered the soldiers to 50 Text| from the furnace of the bath in the palace, and the twelve 51 Text| carried the coals; and others, bearing the gods, brought them. 52 Text| executioners, like most evil wild beasts, pinned down to the ground 53 | became 54 Text| limbs paralyzed? O Asmodaeus Beelzebul Satan! all that thou hast 55 | behind 56 Text| and seeing also that the believers were very many, was very 57 Text| in our sight, heretofore believing in the universe, but now 58 Text| into the church; and having bent his knees, prayed earnestly. 59 Text| and cried out, saying: I beseech thee, whoever thou art, 60 Text| infants who were killed in Bethlehem, I know right well; but 61 Text| king, this stranger has bewitched them all. Learn, then, how 62 Text| everything as they had been bid, applied the fire. And they 63 Text| receive the throne of thy bishopric, and after him his son. 64 Text| Church, I the kingdom of the bishops, I the glory of the presbyters, 65 Text| inflict upon him a more bitter death. For he resolved to 66 Text| being enraged, and having blazed up like fire, gave orders 67 Text| blessed them, saying: The blessing and the grace of our Lord 68 Text| Christ, and this cup, His blood shed for us, be to thee 69 Text| the once married, I the boast of the widowed, I the defence 70 Text| at midnight put it into a boat, no one knowing of it, and 71 Text| cubits, and of each single branch the fruit shall be different 72 Text| to the purport of it, and break to pieces and destroy every 73 Text| oil, and cover him up with brimstone and asphalt and pitch, and 74 Text| servant of God, and our brother, be it known unto thee, 75 Text| unquenchable, Gehenna without end, bubbling mire, worm that sleeps not, 76 Text| he wishes thy body to be buried in our city for a testimony 77 Text| fire, ran to meet them, burning out their eyes. And they, 78 Text| discourse is better than a calf, and words of meekness better 79 Text| the God whom he whom thou callest Matthew proclaims, depart 80 Text| certain name puts it out, calling upon Christ, and invoking 81 Text| with thee and thy whole camp, and destroy all the city 82 | Can 83 | cannot 84 Text| come in but the soldiers carrying the bed. And having shut 85 Text| are at rest, so as not to cast down from the trees to the 86 Text| if thou shalt put him in chains in prison, and seal up the 87 Text| the perfume of love, and cheerfulness of countenance better that 88 Text| the clergy: I wish you, children, to know, Jesus having declared 89 Text| into the church, you will clearly recognise that you have 90 Text| And they indeed laboured closely, kindling it all round; 91 Text| ordered him to take off his clothes, and having examined him 92 Text| body, and they shall put on clothing of the rams of the sheep, 93 Text| fall, again he ordered the coal to be thrown on, and to 94 Text| gave me; perceive now what comes to pass through me, and 95 Text| paradise, that I am the comforter, I am the power of the powers 96 Text| to death by fire. And he commanded several executioners to 97 Text| and praying in Hebrew, and commending his spirit to the Lord, 98 Text| the clergy, they stood in common in prayer, glorifying God. 99 Text| given praise and thanks, communicating the holy bread and mixed 100 Text| great force. And the demon, compelled by an angel, says to the 101 Text| forth serving idols, or concealing them, let such an one be 102 Text| long time, and he having confessed and wept over what he had 103 Text| strangers to Christ, but now confessing Him Lord and God; formerly 104 Text| deacons, in repentance and confession, saying: Truly I believe 105 Text| indeed, O king, by every contrivance of vengeance, have kindled 106 Text| perhaps he will repent and be converted. And when he saw the fire 107 | could 108 Text| thou art entertaining evil counsels in the wickedness of thine 109 Text| love, and cheerfulness of countenance better that feeding, and 110 Text| Saint Matthew finished his course in the country of the man-eaters, 111 Text| heaven, and all his body was covered over with the paper, and 112 Text| flying creature shall find covert in its branches; and a fountain 113 Text| him. Then Matthew says: O crafty tyrant, how long dost thou 114 Text| coming down, and every flying creature shall find covert in its 115 Text| country round about, and in it creatures that swim and creep; and 116 Text| creatures that swim and creep; and in it the man-eaters 117 Text| it, having swimming and creeping things, giving drink to 118 Text| and the soldiers, with the crowd, were struck with astonishment. 119 Text| and we saw how that child crowned Matthew, so as to be like 120 Text| never-fading and golden crowns on their head; and we saw 121 Text| apostle by Jesus, who was crucified by the Jews? For, behold, 122 Text| of God. And he began to cry out: Woe to me, miserable! 123 Text| broke their idols to pieces, crying out and saying: There is 124 Text| sea fixed like a stone of crystal, and the beautiful boy its 125 Text| straightway it sprung up to one cubit; and the sight was strange 126 Text| against unclean demons, and he cured every affliction. And he 127 Text| that sleeps not, because he cut off three thousand infants, 128 Text| him: I cannot kill him. I dare not even look into his face, 129 Text| king's son he appointed deacon, being seventeen years old; 130 Text| son's wife he appointed a deaconess, and she also was seventeen 131 Text| gods nave been found to be deceivers, and soul-destroyers, and 132 Text| to the knowledge of the deception of the idols, that it is 133 Text| children, to know, Jesus having declared it to me, that the king 134 Text| praising God, because they were deemed worthy to have the relics 135 Text| it, and threw it into the deep part of the sea.~And through 136 Text| boast of the widowed, I the defence of the infants, I the foundation 137 Text| of thee hast altogether delighted me, O child; moreover also, 138 Text| sing in paradise, and the delights there? Because here the 139 Text| the God whom he proclaims delivers from fire those who believe 140 Text| callest Matthew proclaims, depart hence without doing hurt 141 Text| down hence, because the departure from thy body through fire 142 Text| of them, when out of the depth of the sea a cross came 143 Text| Because here the place is desert; and what sort of a table 144 Text| and if any one shall be detected from this time forth serving 145 Text| branch the fruit shall be different both to the sight and the 146 Text| fault, and was in great difficulty.~Therefore the wicked and 147 Text| golden bed, in the great dining-room; only, having baptized me 148 Text| he, that I wish to be his disciple. And Matthew hearing, and 149 Text| servant Matthew, know I have disclosed to him that through thee 150 Text| Understand and know that good discourse is better than a calf, and 151 Text| with astonishment. And many diseased persons and demoniacs, having 152 Text| point him out to me from a distance, and take from me gold, 153 Text| the human race. Whence, divine grace having shone abroad, 154 Text| it has seemed good to our divinity that there should not be 155 | does 156 Text| proclaims, depart hence without doing hurt to any one. And straightway 157 Text| having smeared it with dolphins' oil, and cover him up with 158 Text| crafty tyrant, how long dost thou not fulfil the works 159 Text| may know, and then I will draw up against him with a great 160 Text| thee. For since thou didst drive me out of this city, and 161 Text| Asmodaeus; and this Matthew drove me out of them. And now, 162 Text| thou hast asked, hear his dwelling-place. He dwells, indeed, in Hades; 163 Text| hear his dwelling-place. He dwells, indeed, in Hades; and there 164 Text| says: I am the demon who dwelt in thy wife, and in thy 165 Text| having bent his knees, prayed earnestly. Then the bishop having 166 Text| the gods of stone and of earthenware, in that they are neither 167 Text| up with lead; through the eastern gate of the palace at midnight 168 Text| both to the sight and the eating, and from the top of the 169 Text| heaven, cried out, Adonai Eloi Sabaoth Marmari Marmunth; 170 Text| with rage and anger, and endeavoured to put him to death by fire. 171 Text| God. And after they had ended the prayer, the bishop Plato 172 Text| hand, and the crown of thy endurance. ~And the child having said 173 Text| is to undergo, you shall endure. And the soldiers, having 174 Text| And as he was about to enter into the city, there met 175 Text| against me, the devil having entered into him, and manifestly 176 Text| said to me, Since thou art entertaining evil counsels in the wickedness 177 Text| true God, Christ Jesus. I entreat, give me the seal in Christ, 178 Text| upon his eyes, and saying Ephphatha, Jesus, he made him receive 179 Text| whole city ran together, especially the brethren who had believed, 180 Text| it, communicate to me the Eucharist of Christ. And the bishop 181 Text| Matthew, the holy apostle and evangelist of Christ, was abiding in 182 | ever 183 | everything 184 Text| his clothes, and having examined him for a long time, and 185 Text| this, and being the more exasperated by the pretended soldier, 186 | except 187 Text| the seashore, where the execution of malefactors was wont 188 Text| punishment.~And the apostle exhorted the brethren to remain undismayed, 189 Text| and its branches shall extend to thirty cubits, and of 190 Text| and the flames having been extinguished, and the dragon having become 191 Text| thy rest in the Lord, and exultation to ages of ages. And the 192 Text| mysteries of Christ; and they exulted and passed the night, they 193 Text| out, all, rejoicing and exulting, broke their idols to pieces, 194 Text| heavens, and there shall not fail of your loins from generation 195 Text| fastened that they might not fall, again he ordered the coal 196 Text| all the clergy; and having fallen to the ground, they kissed 197 Text| partaking only of the fruits falling by the movement of the winds, 198 Text| dragon, chased the tyrant as far as the palace, and ran hither 199 Text| punishment by the sword. Farewell all, because we also are 200 Text| the accomplishing of my fast of forty days, I, partaking 201 Text| five cubits off, securely fastened that they might not fall, 202 Text| very many, was very much at fault, and was in great difficulty.~ 203 Text| and peace, O child highly favoured! And why hast thou come 204 Text| countenance better that feeding, and a pleasant look is 205 Text| east at the coffin, and fell down before the bishop, 206 Text| better than every herb of the field, and a sweet saying as the 207 Text| from me this dreadful and fiery dragon; forget the evil 208 Text| himself.~And Saint Matthew finished his course in the country 209 Text| a circle round Matthew, five cubits off, securely fastened 210 Text| rebuked the fire, and the flames having been extinguished, 211 Text| to be like them, and in a flash of lightning they went away 212 Text| come, thence, pursued, we flee. And even if thou shall 213 Text| prison, and seal up the floors, the doors will open to 214 Text| the top of the tree shall flow down much honey; and from 215 Text| honey coming down, and every flying creature shall find covert 216 Text| the people whole; and they followed him.~And thus the affair 217 Text| on the bed, and sometimes following, and sometimes going before 218 Text| of Christ; for wherever a footstep of theirs has come, thence, 219 Text| against him with a great force. And the demon, compelled 220 Text| dreadful and fiery dragon; forget the evil I have done, as 221 Text| Matthew, servant of God, forgive me as the herald of the 222 | formerly 223 Text| shall be changed, and their forms shall be altered so as to 224 | forty 225 Text| defence of the infants, I the foundation of the Church, I the kingdom 226 Text| church which thou and Andrew founded; and as soon as thou hast 227 Text| against the blessed Matthew four soldiers, having threatened 228 Text| good to the sight; and the fragrance of perfumes shall come forth 229 Text| And having summoned two friends of Matthew, he said to them: 230 Text| with the wood went away froth Matthew, and was poured 231 Text| how long dost thou not fulfil the works of thy father 232 Text| city, and prevent me from fulfilling my wishes among the man-eaters, 233 Text| God.~And when the dawn had fully come, the blessed Matthew, 234 Text| the city, there met him Fulvana the wife of the king, and 235 Text| sea opposite about seven furlongs off; and, behold, Matthew 236 Text| Matthew! And Matthew having gazed upon Him, and not known 237 Text| for him fire unquenchable, Gehenna without end, bubbling mire, 238 Text| up against you, he shall get the same punishment.~And 239 Text| so then they offered the gift of the holy offering for 240 Text| shall acknowledge me, and glorify my Father who is in the 241 Text| those under my kingdom, greeting. Christ having appeared 242 Text| increased in size, and grew into a great tree, as Matthew 243 Text| planted, and he sees the rod grown into a great tree, and near 244 Text| the living God, and a holy habitation of those that live alone. 245 Text| dwelling-place. He dwells, indeed, in Hades; and there has been prepared 246 Text| down from the mountain, hastening to the city. And as he was 247 Text| his disciple. And Matthew hearing, and knowing the craft of 248 Text| the wickedness of thine heart in regard to my servant 249 Text| going to the gate called Heavy; but make haste, and thou 250 Text| to heaven, and praying in Hebrew, and commending his spirit 251 Text| Jesus now give thee any help?~And as he said this a dreadful 252 Text| of God, forgive me as the herald of the good God; for assuredly 253 Text| meekness better than every herb of the field, and a sweet 254 Text| who appear in our sight, heretofore believing in the universe, 255 Text| thing, O child: that impious Herod, where is he? The child 256 Text| voice was heard from on high: Amen, amen, amen. And when 257 Text| thee, and peace, O child highly favoured! And why hast thou 258 Text| of a most beautiful boy, holding a torch of fire, ran to 259 Text| to sleep because lie was hungry, leaped up at dawn, and 260 Text| pieces and destroy every idol; and if any one shall be 261 Text| who have laid aside the immeasurable greatness of evil, and put 262 Text| seven unclean demons, and immediately make away with thee and 263 Text| upon a certain lofty and immoveable stone; and when the whole 264 Text| one thing, O child: that impious Herod, where is he? The 265 Text| having straightway shot up, increased in size, and grew into a 266 Text| perceived that he would inflict upon him a more bitter death. 267 Text| but seeing that they were inseparable from Matthew, he was seized 268 Text| made him receive his sight instantly.~And straightway the king, 269 Text| and thy daughter-in-law, instructed by him, have believed in 270 Text| night in which the king intended to lay hands on Matthew, 271 Text| calling upon Christ, and invoking his cross; and the Christians 272 Text| have no bread nor oil in a jar. Moreover, even the winds 273 Text| who was crucified by the Jews? For, behold, thy wife, 274 Text| communicated in fear and joy, the apostle appeared and 275 Text| one and only God, Lord, Judge; who have laid aside the 276 Text| of the tree and the vine, just as any one wished.~And when 277 Text| going along with him, and keeping hold of him. Then Matthew 278 Text| the other infants who were killed in Bethlehem, I know right 279 Text| to be thrown on, and to kindle the fire at all points.~ 280 Text| contrivance of vengeance, have kindled the fire; but the sorcerer 281 Text| indeed laboured closely, kindling it all round; but all the 282 Text| fallen to the ground, they kissed his feet. And Matthew raised 283 Text| church; and having bent his knees, prayed earnestly. Then 284 Text| they had been changed, they knew that they were naked; and 285 Text| this stranger and sorcerer? Knowest thou not that he was a publican, 286 Text| and we having come to the knowledge of the deception of the 287 Text| the fire. And they indeed laboured closely, kindling it all 288 Text| of his own accord, thou labourest in vain, and thou wilt not 289 Text| its root watering all the land of the city of Myrna. And 290 Text| walking in it with naked feet, laugh at us, and we have fled 291 Text| that Matthew was burnt up, laughed aloud, and said: Has thy 292 Text| hold of the apostle, and leading him by the right hand, brought 293 Text| because lie was hungry, leaped up at dawn, and went into 294 Text| has bewitched them all. Learn, then, how thou shall take 295 Text| the king Fulvanus, having learned what had been done by Matthew 296 Text| thither round the king, not letting him go into the palace. 297 Text| being able to sleep because lie was hungry, leaped up at 298 Text| thanksgiving of the undefiled and life-giving mysteries of Christ, they 299 Text| been blinded, and all my limbs paralyzed? O Asmodaeus Beelzebul 300 Text| will sustain me. And they listened to the singing of a song 301 Text| habitation of those that live alone. Behold, O king, I 302 Text| there shall not fail of your loins from generation to generation. 303 Text| points.~And Matthew, having looked up to heaven, cried out, 304 Text| nailed down, his face was looking towards heaven, and all 305 Text| body of the apostle was lying as if in sleep, and his 306 Text| done, as also when thou madest me receive my sight. And 307 Text| aloud, and said: Has thy magic been of any avail to thee, 308 Text| thou art, O mail, whether magician or sorcerer or god, or angel 309 Text| thee, whoever thou art, O mail, whether magician or sorcerer 310 Text| where the execution of malefactors was wont to take place, 311 Text| thus the affair being made manifest, Plato the bishop, having 312 Text| having entered into him, and manifestly armed him against us. But 313 Text| out, Adonai Eloi Sabaoth Marmari Marmunth; that is, O God 314 Text| Adonai Eloi Sabaoth Marmari Marmunth; that is, O God the Father, 315 Text| self-control of the once married, I the boast of the widowed, 316 Text| me gold, as much as thou mayst wish, or go thyself, and 317 Text| in that they are neither melted nor stolen. ~And when the 318 Text| eastern gate of the palace at midnight put it into a boat, no one 319 Text| Matthew, take this rod of mine, and go down from the mountain, 320 Text| Gehenna without end, bubbling mire, worm that sleeps not, because 321 Text| began to cry out: Woe to me, miserable! what evil has come upon 322 Text| communicating the holy bread and mixed cup, the bishop first gave 323 Text| worshipping the Satyr, and mocked by ten thousand false gods, 324 Text| when he saw the fire to be monstrous in height, the king, thinking 325 Text| on the sixteenth of the month of November, our Lord Jesus 326 Text| the fruits falling by the movement of the winds, am glorifying 327 Text| place where the apostle was nailed down, his face was looking 328 Text| called Synesis. And these names of yours shall be written 329 Text| lightning, except those naming that awful and holy name 330 Text| on love, which is of like nature with affectionateness, towards 331 Text| race, the so-called gods nave been found to be deceivers, 332 | neither 333 Text| came to meet him, having never-fading and golden crowns on their 334 | nobody 335 | nothing 336 Text| sixteenth of the month of November, our Lord Jesus Christ reigning, 337 Text| Lord Jesus showed us how to offer up when He rose from the 338 Text| preparing the sacrifices for offerings, and they shall bake their 339 Text| the floors, the doors will open to him of their own accord, 340 Text| and Plato sees the sea opposite about seven furlongs off; 341 Text| are well.~And when this order was given out, all, rejoicing 342 | ourselves 343 Text| servant of the holy God, pardon me, and I will no longer 344 Text| bodies in it, and then thus partake both of the fruits of the 345 Text| for Matthew; and having partaken for thanksgiving of the 346 Text| my fast of forty days, I, partaking only of the fruits falling 347 Text| Christ; and they exulted and passed the night, they also along 348 Text| to flight, and made the people whole; and they followed 349 Text| and will believe, gave me; perceive now what comes to pass through 350 Text| what had been said; for he perceived that he would inflict upon 351 Text| and a sweet saying as the perfume of love, and cheerfulness 352 Text| sight; and the fragrance of perfumes shall come forth from it, 353 | perhaps 354 Text| and stretched him out, pierce his hands and feet with 355 Text| and in the hour of the piercing on the cross, the boy placed 356 Text| like most evil wild beasts, pinned down to the ground Matthew' 357 Text| brimstone and asphalt and pitch, and put tow and brushwood 358 Text| piercing on the cross, the boy placed the coffin on the ground, 359 Text| and flourishing, like the plants in paradise, and a river 360 Text| Christians surrounding him play with the fire, and walking 361 Text| better that feeding, and a pleasant look is as the appearance 362 Text| do to him all that may be pleasing in thine eyes.~The king 363 Text| and soul-destroyers, and plotters against the human race. 364 Text| believed in Him.~And the king, plotting against the blessed Matthew 365 Text| Matthew, come with me, and point him out to me from a distance, 366 Text| to kindle the fire at all points.~And Matthew, having looked 367 Text| his wife Erva, who were possessed by an unclean spirit, and 368 Text| away froth Matthew, and was poured round about their gods, 369 Text| comforter, I am the power of the powers above, I the strength of 370 Text| the holy Apostle Matthew, praised God.~And the king, having 371 Text| great meekness, singing and praising God, because they were deemed 372 Text| singing of a song to God: Precious in the sight of God is the 373 Text| Hades; and there has been prepared for him fire unquenchable, 374 Text| fire in superabundance, preparing the sacrifices for offerings, 375 Text| king's wife he appointed a presbyteress; and his son's wife he appointed 376 Text| bishop, having heard of the presence of the holy Apostle Matthew, 377 Text| is the Christians', who preserves His own apostle in the fire. 378 Text| the holy bread; and having pressed three clusters from the 379 Text| me out of this city, and prevent me from fulfilling my wishes 380 Text| Knowest thou not that he was a publican, but now he has been called 381 Text| rejoiced for a time at their purification; but seeing that they were 382 Text| our decree, keep to the purport of it, and break to pieces 383 Text| worship; and let the fire also pursue the king even to his palace, 384 Text| theirs has come, thence, pursued, we flee. And even if thou 385 Text| sorcerer by a certain name puts it out, calling upon Christ, 386 Text| of God, whom so great a pyre has not touched, remove 387 Text| answer of the demon, remained quiet that day. And the night 388 Text| Matthew, he was seized with rage and anger, and endeavoured 389 Text| kissed his feet. And Matthew raised them, and went with them 390 Text| shall put on clothing of the rams of the sheep, and they shall 391 Text| tell thee all the truth. Really, unless he shall be willing 392 Text| gods are destroyed by the rebuke of Matthew, of which the 393 Text| sight. And Matthew, having rebuked the fire, and the flames 394 Text| heavens. And you, having received this our decree, keep to 395 Text| church, you will clearly recognise that you have believed in 396 Text| wickedness of thine heart in regard to my servant Matthew, know 397 Text| November, our Lord Jesus Christ reigning, to whom be glory and strength, 398 Text| undismayed, and that they should rejoice, and accompany him with 399 Text| through thee will be the release of his body. And straightway 400 Text| deemed worthy to have the relics of the apostle. Having therefore 401 Text| for us, be to thee for the remission of sins unto life. And a 402 Text| a pyre has not touched, remove from me this dreadful and 403 Text| destruction: for perhaps he will repent and be converted. And when 404 Text| presbyters, and the deacons, in repentance and confession, saying: 405 Text| what had come to pass was reported in the palace, the king 406 Text| more bitter death. For he resolved to put him to death by fire. 407 Text| appeared to me altogether resplendent as with lightning, like 408 Text| three years the bishop Plato rested in the Lord. And King Matthew 409 Text| abiding in the mountain resting, and praying in his tunic 410 Text| the strength of those that restrain themselves, I the crown 411 Text| me, and acknowledge the riches of the greatness which He 412 Text| palace, we all saw Matthew rising up, as it were, from the 413 Text| plants in paradise, and a river proceeded from its root 414 Text| as if in sleep, and his robe and his tunic unstained 415 Text| his tunic and apostolic robes without sandals; and, behold, 416 Text| day.~And the bishop having run into the church, and taken 417 Text| cried out, Adonai Eloi Sabaoth Marmari Marmunth; that is, 418 Text| superabundance, preparing the sacrifices for offerings, and they 419 Text| him second to himself.~And Saint Matthew finished his course 420 Text| raise him up for myself, saith the Lord. And all shouted 421 Text| city for a testimony of the salvation of the generations after 422 Text| apostolic robes without sandals; and, behold, Jesus came 423 Text| them; and all in the church sang the whole night, glorifying 424 Text| to you! And when they had sat down, the apostle said to 425 Text| paralyzed? O Asmodaeus Beelzebul Satan! all that thou hast said 426 Text| until now worshipping the Satyr, and mocked by ten thousand 427 Text| sound; and as many as were savage in appearance, in that same 428 Text| I am with thee always to save thee, Matthew; be strong, 429 Text| appeared upon earth, and having saved the human race, the so-called 430 Text| And the child said: Why sayest thou, O Matthew? Understand 431 Text| away to the place by the seashore, where the execution of 432 Text| presbyter, and made him second to himself.~And Saint Matthew 433 Text| he fled he cried out: O secret name, armed against us, 434 Text| Matthew, five cubits off, securely fastened that they might 435 | seemed 436 Text| king, and said to him: Thou seest, O king, this stranger has 437 Text| inseparable from Matthew, he was seized with rage and anger, and 438 Text| crown of the virgins, I the self-control of the once married, I the 439 Text| by the pretended soldier, sent against the blessed Matthew 440 Text| detected from this time forth serving idols, or concealing them, 441 Text| ordered the soldiers to set the gods in a circle round 442 | several 443 Text| by the voice the city was shaken. And some of the executioners, 444 Text| thou art, spirit of many shapes, I adjure thee by the God 445 | she 446 Text| and this cup, His blood shed for us, be to thee for the 447 Text| clothing of the rams of the sheep, and they shall no longer 448 Text| For assuredly thy face shines more than the lightning, 449 Text| Whence, divine grace having shone abroad, and come even to 450 Text| the rod having straightway shot up, increased in size, and 451 Text| saith the Lord. And all shouted out the Alleluia. And the 452 Text| unclean spirit, and cried out shouting: Who has brought thee here 453 Text| with me, as the Lord Jesus showed us how to offer up when 454 Text| and two men, one on each side, in shining garments, and 455 Text| place, and it shall be a sign to your generations, and 456 Text| thirty cubits, and of each single branch the fruit shall be 457 Text| thee for the remission of sins unto life. And a voice was 458 Text| the city of Myrna, on the sixteenth of the month of November, 459 Text| straightway shot up, increased in size, and grew into a great tree, 460 Text| thousand infants, wishing to slay the child Jesus, the ancient 461 Text| bubbling mire, worm that sleeps not, because he cut off 462 Text| again: I laid me down and slept; I arose: because the Lord 463 Text| over with paper, having smeared it with dolphins' oil, and 464 Text| like a soldier, but like smoke, became invisible; and as 465 Text| saved the human race, the so-called gods nave been found to 466 Text| orders to send other ten soldiers-man-eaters-saying to them: Go stealthily to 467 | somehow 468 Text| and Andrew founded; and as soon as thou hast planted it, 469 Text| the king, shall be called Sophia; and Erva, the wife of your 470 Text| place is desert; and what sort of a table I shall lay for 471 Text| found to be deceivers, and soul-destroyers, and plotters against the 472 Text| touched the bed, were made sound; and as many as were savage 473 Text| near them, they heard their speaking indeed, but saw no one. 474 Text| came to the king, being speechless.~And the demon who had before 475 Text| ordered him to put on himself splendid garments, and so then having 476 Text| ground, and straightway it sprung up to one cubit; and the 477 Text| through Christ;-behold, the staff which you see in my hand, 478 Text| and, behold, Matthew was standing on the sea, and two men, 479 Text| of the Christians should steal one of his gods, or bewitch 480 Text| soldiers-man-eaters-saying to them: Go stealthily to the place, and tear them 481 Text| they are neither melted nor stolen. ~And when the fire had 482 Text| cubit; and the sight was strange and wonderful. For the rod 483 Text| affectionateness, towards men; once strangers to Christ, but now confessing 484 Text| ground on his back, and stretched him out, pierce his hands 485 Text| having become invisible, stretching his eyes to heaven, and 486 Text| them, let such an one be subjected to punishment by the sword. 487 Text| the Lord. And King Matthew succeeded him, having given up his 488 | such 489 Text| well; but how thou hast suddenly come hither, this altogether 490 Text| might kill him. And having summoned two friends of Matthew, 491 Text| the palace at the hour of sunrise; and having ordered the 492 Text| shall be to them fire in superabundance, preparing the sacrifices 493 Text| cross; and the Christians surrounding him play with the fire, 494 Text| arose: because the Lord will sustain me. And they listened to 495 Text| is as the appearance of sweetness. Understand, Matthew, and 496 Text| and in it creatures that swim and creep; and in it the 497 Text| from the root of it, having swimming and creeping things, giving 498 Text| your son, shall be called Synesis. And these names of yours 499 Text| desert; and what sort of a table I shall lay for thee, O 500 Text| heard the voices of persons talking. And the king, being enraged,


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