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They shall go to confusion together that are partakers of idols;
but Israel shall be saved in the Lord with an everlasting
salvation, ye shall not be ashamed nor confounded world
For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord
Jesus Christ, of whom the whole family of heaven and
The Great, the Mighty God; the Lord of Hosts is His Name,
great in counsel, and mighty in work.
ON THE ONE LORD, JESUS CHRIST.
1 Corinthians viii. 5, 6.
For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many and lords many,) but to us there is One God the Father, of whom are all things, and we in Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by Him.
ON THE SON OF GOD, AS ONLY-BEGOTTEN, BEFORE ALL AGES,
Hebrews i. 1, 2.
God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in times past unto the Fathers by the Prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by His Son.
[Next day to the tenth.]
ON THE INCARNATION OF THE SON OF GOD.
Isaiah vii. 10-14.
Moreover the Lord spake again unto Ahaz, saying, Ask thee a sign of the Lord thy God; ask it either in the depth, or in the height above. And Ahaz said, I will not ask, neither will I tempt the Lord. And he said, Hear ye now, O House of David; is it a small thing for you to weary men, but will ye weary my God also? Therefore the Lord Himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a Virgin shall conceive, and bear a Son, and shall call His Name Immanuel.
[Next day to the eleventh.]
ON THE CRUCIFIXION AND BURIAL OF CHRIST.
Isaiah liii. 1, 7.
Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed? .. He is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so He openeth not His mouth.
[Some days before the fourteenth.]
On the Resurrection, ascension, and EXALTATION
1 Corinthians xv. 1-4.
Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the Gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; by which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures; and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures.
[On a Monday in the beginning of the month Xanthicus, (April,) shortly after the Equinox.]
ON THE SECOND ADVENT, THE LAST JUDGMENT, AND THE
Dan. vii. 9-14.
I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, &c. . . . The judgment was set, and the books were opened, &c. . . . I saw in the night visions, and behold one like the Son of Man came with the clouds of heaven,
and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought Him
near before Him. And there was given Him dominion, &c.
His dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall
Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have
you ignorant.... Now there are diversities of gifts, but the
For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to
another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; &c.
The hand of the Lord was upon me, and carried me out in the
Spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley
LECTURES ADDRESSED TO THE BAPTIZED IN EASTER WEEK
IN THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE.
(ON THE MYSTERIES. 1.)
ON THE RITES BEFORE BAPTISM.
1 Pet. v. 8-14.
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour,
[On Monday in Easter Week.]
(ON THE MYSTERIES. II.)
ON THE RITE OF BAPTISM.
Rom. vi. 3-14.
Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? &c....for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
[On Tuesday in Easter Week.]
(ON THE MYSTERIES. III.)
ON THE HOLY CHRISM.
But ye have an unction from the Holy One, &c. . . . . that, when He shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before Him at His coming.
[On Wednesday in Easter Week.]