A History of the Holy Eastern Church...

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J. Masters, 1847
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Discusses the Portuguese infiltration of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church under Ras Sela Christos and Alphonso Mendez

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Page 371 - God; strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness ; giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son...
Page 371 - But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came thereout blood and water. And he that saw it bare record, and his record is true: and he knoweth that he saith true, that ye might believe.
Page 372 - Drink ye all of this; for this is my blood of the New Testament, which is shed for you and for many, for the remission of sins; do this, as oft as ye shall drink it, in remembrance of me.
Page 477 - JESUS CHRIST our LORD, To Whom, with the FATHER and the HOLY GHOST, be all honour and glory, world without end, AMEN.
Page 117 - Godhead of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, now and ever, world without end, Amen...
Page 54 - If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law,) what further need was there that another priest should rise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron? 12. For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.
Page 476 - We have struggled through the dark annals of its mediseval history : we have found heresy triumphant, the Church almost dropping the name of Catholic, persecution rife, apostasy frequent ; scarcely one valiant action for the faith recorded ; scarcely one noble athlete for his GOD chronicled. We have seen the dismal gulf yawn between Eastern and Western Christendom; and have noted the attempts made by Rome, and by Protestant Germany to pass it. We have watched the progress of the Portuguese in Ethiopia,...
Page 450 - THE Lord is my light and my salvation, whom then shall I fear ? the Lord is the strength of my life, of whom then shall I be afraid?
Page 371 - This do, as often as ye drink it, in the remembrance of me. For as often as ye shall eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye show the Lord's death, until he come.
Page 8 - Eutyches and his adherents. The Liturgy which goes by the name of Dioscorus, expressly denies this heresy. The Priest, immediately before the consecration, is ordered to say: — "Who, when He beheld our race ruined, and spoiled by the spiritual lion, sent the Only Begotten GOD for its salvation : Who, Incarnate by the HOLY GHOST, and born of the Virgin Mary, and that by a carnal, and not phantastical nativity, became in verity the Son of Man.

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