On the Priesthood: Classic and Contemporary Texts - download pdf or read online

By Matthew Levering

ISBN-10: 0585483043

ISBN-13: 9780585483047

ISBN-10: 0742514951

ISBN-13: 9780742514959

A readable advisor for monks, seminarians, and knowledgeable readers trying to study extra in regards to the simultaneous unworthiness and dignity of the priesthood. continually difficult and penetrating, the choices unite round one key element; the necessity for holiness.

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Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna and friend of St. Ignatius of Antioch, may have known St. John the Apostle. D. 156, St. Polycarp died a martyr’s death in a persecution of Christians in Smyrna. D. 110, near the time of St. Ignatius’s death. The letter offers to the Philippians St. Polycarp’s teachings on how to lead a virtuous Christian life and contains a warning to the priest Valens. Valens and his wife have fallen into a life of sin, and are no longer true followers of the eternal High Priest Jesus Christ.

30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. Matt. 6:13. Matt. 26:41. Mark 14:38. 1 Pet. 2:22,24. Phil. 2: 16. 1 Tim. 4:lO. 1 Cor. 15:58. 1 Pet. 2:17. Rom. 12:lO. Prov. 3:28. Tob. 4:ll. Eph. 5:21. 1 Pet. 2:12. Jer. 5:4. 1 Cor. 6:2. 2 Cor. 3:2. 1 Thess. 1:4. 2 Thess. 3:15. Ps. 4:s. Gal. 1:l. Eph. 6:18. 1 Tim. 2:l. Matt. 5:44. Phil. 3:18. 25 This Page Intentionally Left Blank St. John Chrysostom St. D. 347-407), who received the name “Chrysostom” (golden mouth) for his eloquence as a preacher, authored this treatise in the 380s.

D. 156, St. Polycarp died a martyr’s death in a persecution of Christians in Smyrna. D. 110, near the time of St. Ignatius’s death. The letter offers to the Philippians St. Polycarp’s teachings on how to lead a virtuous Christian life and contains a warning to the priest Valens. Valens and his wife have fallen into a life of sin, and are no longer true followers of the eternal High Priest Jesus Christ. P OLYCARP AND THE PRESBYTERS who are with him to the Church of God dwelling at Philippi; may mercy and peace be richly increased in you from G o d Almighty a n d Jesus Christ o u r Savior.

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