The Book of Governors, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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K. Paul, Trench, Trübner & Company, Limited, 1893 - Church of the East
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Page 114 - Ab occidente litora Esseni fugiunt usque qua nocent, gens sola et in toto orbe praeter ceteras mira, sine ulla femina, omni venere abdicata, sine pecunia, socia palmarum. In diem ex aequo convenarum turba renascitur, large f requentantibus quos vita fessos ad mores eorum fortuna fluctibus agit.
Page 128 - But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another. And indeed ye do it toward all the brethren which are in all Macedonia: but we beseech you, brethren, that ye increase more and more; and that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you; that ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing.
Page 88 - most ignorant of men, he would never have dared "to have written error like unto this in a book, but "would have kept it in his heart, although he talked "freely about the stupidity of his being entrapped by "error like unto this, even as others who have fallen "sick in such matters have reserved them for their "opinion and speech only and have never dared to "commit them to writing. Now therefore, О beloved "brethren, inasmuch as the diabolical error against the "true belief began to manifest itself...
Page 74 - ... economy, and what meanness ; what is gentleness, and (what) dulness and cowardice; what boldness, and what forwardness : that having distinguished these things from each other, we may...
Page 162 - ... weather, and the chill which they strike into the visitor gives an idea of what those who lived in them must have suffered from the frosts of winter and the drifting rain. Some of them have niches hewn in their sides or backs in which the monks probably slept, but many lack even these means of comfort. The cells are separate one from the other, and are approached by narrow terraces, but some of them are perched in almost inaccessible places, and, unless other means of entrance existed in former...
Page 88 - ... your very right and bounden duty, more than all "[other] men to stand mightily against it that by the "little breath of the fire of your zeal ye may quickly "persuade the stirrer up of the war [to desist from "his] opposition against the truth, and that by the "outcome of matters ye may conform to yourselves all "the fair renown which ye have acquired, and that ye "may find for me your beloved friend — but rather for "the whole Church of God — a subject for boasting "against error, and a...
Page 88 - ... spread abroad, about the time when this error began "to appear in the admonition of certain men, and it "sufficiently rebuketh the lack of understanding of those "who err by the refutation of rational opinions. Behold, "moreover, I sent to you with this little book also a "copy of that little book I wrote to correct the writings "of that stupid man at the time when I still had good "hope of him, which he like a seditious man who "stirreth up strife (?) and who uncovereth his shame, "in the madness...
Page 86 - ... from the good hope of orthodoxy of belief. And that "silly man, wishing to reprove me because I had erred "[in believing] in him in vain, to make known to every "man that he was working the will of Satan, rose up "straightway after the departure of those God-loving "brethren from him, and took my letter to him and "carried it diligently to that honourable head, through "relying upon whom he had dared to fall into that "silly wickedness. Now this he did with wicked craft "and diabolical artifice...
Page 89 - ... madness of his mind carried whither he did "carry them with an evil intent, and to such a degree "that he became the originator of this tumult which "has been stirred up against me as well as against the B* "whole Church of God. And it is a marvellous thing "that being absolutely ignorant of everything concern"ing what was right, there should be found in him "sufficient knowledge [to perform] this work of making "a tumult in the Church of God. Read, then, that "work in order that ye may know...
Page 88 - ... for me your beloved friend—but rather for "the whole Church of God—a subject for boasting "against error, and a matter for joy of the soul, and "a cause for thanksgiving and praise to God. Behold "now ye have with you by the grace of God also that "little book which is called Huppakh Hushabhe, which "was composed many years before this senseless opinion "spread abroad, about the time when this error began "to appear in the admonition of certain men, and it "sufficiently rebuketh the lack...

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