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XXVII. Hence we learn the Laws of 7os. the Gospel as to Virgins, and Widows. Lio, c.14 Virginity was in great Efteem, as alfo was $299 17 lawful Marriage. None were to be prefs'd P. 348 to vow Virginity; but those who had vowld were oblig'd ftrictly to obferve their Vow. Thofe once married were alone capable of being chofen into the Number of Sacred Widows, maintain'd by the Church. MX X X X L Z XXVIII. Hence we learn the ftridest Rules of Chastity, not only in arfingle, but alfo in a marry'd Estate; highly) agreeable with the Defign and Purity of the Chriftian Religion.



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XXXI. Hence we learn how very care- Lv.39 Congthy otvori ful the Apostles were of Catechizing, or 4 P-378, of preparing the Catechumens for Baptifm 2. viii, or Confirmation; no less than Three Years 32.414 being ordinarily allotted for that purpofe.



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XXXII. Hence we learn how exactly the Apostles diftinguifh'd between the Du- Lucas, ties and Privileges of the feveral Members, P. 370 the Catechumens, the Competentes, the Penitents, and the Faithful; and how careful- 12,p. 398 ly they conceal'd the myftical Parts of our Religion from all but the Faithful.


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XXXIII. Hence we learn the ftrict Obli- Lui,c.12, gations all Chriftians are under to abftain P 342, from Blood, and from things ftrangled;

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O N. B. Befides these few short Inferences or Hints from these Sacred Constitutions, I shall take leave to enlarge upon one point of great Difficulty in it felf, and much debated at present, I mean the Measures of Submission to Supreme Governors, and whether the Subjects may in no case rise up against them, and depose them, for intolerable Misgovernment or Tyranny. I 1hall afford what Light can to the Chriftian Enquirer, by setting down all the principal Passages relating to this matter in these Books, 'whether they relate to Tem. poral or to Spiritual Governors; and they are fuch as well deserve a serious Confideration in this Controversy.

2-T Διο φουκτέον από τη φθορέων ποιμαίων. . μύτοι ποιμία και αγαθών και λαϊκού τιμάτω, αγαπα πω, φοβείσθω. κ. τ.λ.

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Οὐ μώτοι λογιςεύσεις σε τὸν Ὀλίσκοπον, η L.ii, c. 35, το ατηρήσεις τω οἰκονομίαν αυτῷ· πῶς ἐπιτελεῖ τι 246 ἢ πότε, ή πίσιν, ἢ πδ, ἢ εἰ καλῶς, ἢ φαύλως, ἢ δεόν ως· ἔχει γδ λογικὴν κύριον τὸν Θεὸν, τὸν ἐγχειρίσαντα εἰς τας χείρας αυτό η οικονομίας ταύτίω, καὶ καταξιώσαντα ἀὐτὸν τὸ ἱεροσύνης τῇ της λικέτε τόπο.





1 Πάσῃ βασιλείᾳ καὶ ἀρχῇ ὑποτάγητε, ἐν οἷς Livc13 ἀρέσες Θεῷ, ὡς Θεός διακόνοις, καὶ π ασεβώδης 199 τιμωροῖς, πάντου φόβον τὸν ὀφειλόμρον αὐτοῖς αποπληρώσατε πᾶς εἰσφορὰν, τῶν τέλει, πα σαν τιμή, δόσιν, κήνσον Θεό γδ' τέτο διάταγ και μηδενί τι χρεωτεῖν, εἰ μὴ τὸ δ φιλίας σύμβου λον, ὃ ὁ Θεὸς διετάξαντο διά Χριστ

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Προσέχωμεν, ἀγαπητοί, τί τὸ κλέβω 1.05,6.2, φασιασάντων, καὶ ποταπὴ ἡ ἀπόφασις αυτ; εἰ δ', 33° ὁ βασιλειδαν ἐπεγειρόμμυα κολάσεως ἄξιΘ, καν 28% μός ᾖ, καν φίλο, πόσῳ μᾶλλον ὁ ἱερεῦσιν ἐπα μισάμμος ὅσῳ ἡ ἱερωσύνη βασιλείας αμείνων, πολύ ψυχῆς ἔχεσα τὸν ἀγῶνα, τοσύτῳ καὶ βαρυτές ραν ἔχι * τιμωρίαν ὁ ταύτῃ τολμήσας. άντομα ματῶν, τῷ ὅτι [ὁ τῇ] βασιλείᾳ· καίτοιγε σ ἧς ἀτιμώρητΘ. κ. τ. λ.


Τοῖς διὰ φιλαρχίαν ἀπολέσασιν ο αυτίκα Θεὸς C41332 ἐπήγαγε * τιμωρίαν. κ. τ. λ.

Οὐ ποιήσεις χίσματα προς τὰς ἁγίας, μνησθεὶς Lviro, της κορειτης


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Οι και ως λειτεργες Θεῷ· ἔκδικοὶ γὰρ εἰσι πάσης άδι και οἷς ἀποτίπατε τέλοι, φόρον, καὶ ποε εσφα τὰν ἀγνωμόνως.



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σὺν ἐκφεύξονται τω αλλά Θεό δίκτει. Vid
Can. IX. car
- Εἴτις ἐπίσκοπο ή πρεσβύτερος, διάκον Θε
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· Εἴ τις 7 Ο διὰ χρημάτων τῆς ἀξίας ταύτῆς ἐγκρατής γένη, ἢ πρεσβύτερος, ἣ διάκονος, καθαιρείσθαι, καὶ αὐτὸς, καὶ ὁ χειρονήσας, καὶ ἐν τ τέρω παντοίπασι καὶ τῆς κοινωνίας

· Εἴτις ἐπίσης Οι κοσμικοῖς ἄρχεσι χρησάμα δι ̓ αὐτῷ ἐγκρατὴς ἐκκλησίας λύνται, καθαι ρεπτο, και αφοριζέσθω, καὶ οἱ κοινωνῶντες αὐτῷ πάντες




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