S. Thomas of Canterbury

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D. Nutt, 1889 - Great Britain - 286 pages

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Page 124 - Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona ; for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. And I say also unto thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock will I build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
Page 57 - Concerning appeals, if they should occur, they ought to proceed from the archdeacon to the bishop, from the bishop to the archbishop. And if the archbishop...
Page 244 - ... lamb who was sacrificed to God, on the head, cutting off the top of the crown which the sacred unction of the chrism had dedicated to God ; and by the same blow he wounded the arm of him who tells this. For he, when the others, both monks and clerks, fled, stuck close to the sainted archbishop and held him in his arms till the one he interposed was almost severed. Behold the simplicity of the dove, the wisdom of the...
Page 269 - The timber of this shrine on the outside was covered with plates of gold, damasked with gold wire, which ground of gold was again covered with jewels of...
Page 242 - The just, like a bold lion, shall be without fear,' he descended from the stair where he had been dragged by the monks in fear of the knights, and in a clear voice answered ' I am here, no traitor to the king, but a priest. Why do ye seek me ? ' And whereas he had already said that he feared them not, he added, ' So I am ready to suffer in His name, Who redeemed me by His Blood : be it far from me to flee from your swords, or to depart from justice.
Page 244 - At the third blow he fell on his knees and elbows, offering himself a living sacrifice and saying in a low voice, "For the Name of Jesus and the protection of the Church I am ready to embrace death.
Page 265 - ... size that I am afraid to name it; but everything is far surpassed by a ruby, not larger than a thumb-nail, which is fixed at the right of the altar. The church is somewhat dark and particularly in the spot where the shrine is placed, and when we went to see it the sun was near setting and the weather...
Page 195 - On the whole subject, therefore, which lies between us, my lord the king, I throw myself on your mercy, and on your pleasure, here, in presence of our lord, the king of France and of the archbishops, princes, and others who stand round us" — but here he added what neither the king, nor the mediators, nor even his own friends anticipated — "-.Saving the honour of my God!

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